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about the coronavirus surge in the sun belt. that's how fox reports this saturday july 11th of 2020. i'm jon scott thanks for joining us. >> officers never had a chance. to suspect deadly assault on them much less death at that moment in time. pete: we begin this sunday morning with a fox news alert. they never had a chance. griff: two texas police officers ambushed and shot dead overnight. jedediah: jackie ibanez is in the newsroom. what do we know how this happened as of now? reporter: this is the devastating loss for the city of mcallen, texas, mourning two officers ambushed in the line of duty.
they were responding to a domestic service call as they approached the door. that is when they came under fire. >> our officers did not draw the weapons. did not fire. never stood a chance. never had a chance. didn't suspect reasons. the officers came here to maintain es peace. instead, they were taken down by gunfire. reporter: chavez was on the force two years. garza was serving his community nine. the suspect, 23 camarillo was killed. he was ordered to trop his gun but he turned gun on himself. he had driving under the influence, assaulting. texas governor greg abbott said two of the finest were killed in the line of duty trying to defend their community.
i spoke with the mcallen police chief. 29 officers have been shot and killed in the line of duty alone. mcallen police chief says the next few days will be very difficult for the department. back to you guys. pete: jackie, thank you. remains the most difficult and dangerous job in america today. garza, 45, ismael chavez, 39, responding to a domestic disturbance. they have families. they have lives. walked on the scene. multiple people approached them there was domestic going on likely in the house. without hesitation they walk up to the front door, not knowing what is on the other side. certainly not suspecting it would be this. as we have this national conversation, remember what men like this do every day. when you say you want to defund them, what that means. griff: my heart breaks this
morning. i got a lot of phone calls because i spent a lot of time in mcallen, texas. it is a wonderful, amazing town. the sate of the rio grande day valley. border patrol or local police or getting tacos at eddie's tacos of the hotel where i spent so much time. police are always out there talking with them. because they are a central border town, they are a tight-knit community this is very difficult. unacceptable for any law enforcement officer to be killed this way. very difficult for that community this morning, because they're already feeling on the front line with the border issue. now this. it is just unbelievable, jed. my heart and prayers really go out down there. jedediah: yeah, devastating, and our thoughts are with those families today. just a reminder what police officers do every single day. these are two officers who were just doing their job, responding
to a call as they should. this is reminder of the risk that they encounter. so as we see, anti-police sentiment that has popped up around the country, no matter how you feel about police reform, always remember police officers and many others, firefighters, they get up every day, they put on a uniform, they respond to calls to try to keep communities safe. they bear a risk they may not go home to their families that day. we see horrific example of a case where those two officers did not get to go home to their families. remember the risk they entail to keep us safe. amidst all the anti-police rallies we protest, there are back the blue rallies. people we've seen those rallies in brooklyn, new york, charleston, knoxville, tennessee, illinois, omaha, all the locations on the map, salem, tulsa, many cities around the
country. i suspect you will see many more as people hear stories. everyone knows a police officer in their community. you know them. you know their families. you know the risk. you know the type of people that they are. by and large these officers are good people who want to serve, who want to protect. they don't deserve a lot of the treatment that they have been getting from communities across the country who have forgotten the risk they entail every single day. pete: big idea from the left says we should send a social worker to the front door instead of well-trained men and women who are willing to put their lives on the line. domestic disturbance, assault, a dangerous situation for anybody. so we'll continue to follow this story, bring it to you this morning as new details emerge. a story we're talking about is the commutation of the sentence of roger stone, who was a target of the mueller probe that seemed endless. the president spoke about why he made the move, why he thought it
was the right move. here is part of his reaction. >> roger stone was treated very unfairly. roger stone was brought into this witch-hunt, this whole political witch-hunt and mueller scam. it is a scam because it has been proven false. and he was treated very unfairly, just like general flynn is treated unfairly. just like papadopoulus was treated unfairly. they have all been treated unfairly. what i did, what i did, i will tell you this, people are extremely happy because in this country, because in this country they want justice. roger stone was not treated properly. so i'm very happy with what i did. pete: biggest sin roger stone committed was being a supporter of then candidate trump. hometown newspaper, griff, small hometown newspaper has a bit of a different view on this one. griff: during the mueller probe the president often criticized him. mueller never responded. now in a "washington post" op-ed
he is responding in a big way, the headline, roger stone remain as convicted felon, rightfully stone. here is a quote. stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes. he is a convicted felon, rightly so we made the decision in the case based solely on the facts and law and rule of law. the men and women who conducted these investigations acted with the highest integrity. claims to the contrary are false. he doesn't directly name president trump but clearly it its directed at him. jed. jedediah: yeah. regardless of how anyone feels about the commutation, i don't know anyone was baited with bated breath about how bob mueller felt about it. maybe that is my opinion. one person weighed in darrell issa, former california gop representative. here is what he had to say. take a listen. >> i think it was courageous and it is classic donald trump. president trump looks the at
injustice. he looks at many people caught up, snared by mueller in a false investigation, that there but for the political witch-hunt of the president would not have been there he looks says, at 67 years old, people are release from prison in massive accounts, first-time offender in fact only going to jail because he was involved with the president and they couldn't get the president. so he commutes it but he doesn't do it the way president clinton did it on the last day in office, so that has no political effect. he does it in front of everyone and says it wasn't right. and that is why i'm commuting the sentence. pete: commutes it saying roger stone will get a chance to fight to clear his name if he would like. bob mueller says just the facts and rule of law tell that to peter strzok and lisa page, comey, brennan, clapper, samantha power, hillary clinton whose server was never held to account. let's do this. these stats stun me when i saw
them this morning. number of commutations by president. look at those numbers. so while the left-wing media foes goes insane about president trump commuting roger stone's sentence there seems a number not like the others in that list. the among the list, andy mccarthy has a great op-ed about the people that barack obama commuted, including known terrorists. some who didn't even seek it. keep it in perspective here. this is nothing compared to what the obama administration did. griff: no, that's right. jedediah: 1715? whoo. pete: yeah. so. griff: well, let's also turn to another story i want to get in here right off the top. that is "the new york times" editorial board, which i read every day, surprised me because they have -- pete: you're still sane, griff. a still a normal person. amazing. griff: you have to know where
they come. they are stirring a lot of debate. they're calling for schools to reopen with federal help from the government checkbook calling for president trump to get more money to the schools. here is quote from the op-ed or editorial. american children need public schools to reopen in the fall. reading, writing arithmetic are not even the half of it. kids need to learn and compete. to cooperate and food and basketball courts time away from family to spend it. parents need public schools too. they need help raising children. here is what it will take, more money and more space. interesting op-ed coming from "the new york times." certainly something that those on the right have begun to push for because look, once we get close to this election, this will be a issue, pete. pete: always more money when it
comes to "the new york times". "new york times" think that american kids need more indoctrination of government schools. "the new york times" is full of a lot of nonsense but at least they recognize without the kidsable to kids to go to school you can't reopen the country and economy. maybe a little bit of goodness from the "new york times." yeah. the truth is, they will, depending upon what they follow, the cdc guidelines are very strict. the schools are going to need more money because the ppe, all supplies related to health care, they're expensive. if they try to implement the cdc guidelines which is whole another conversation we need to have, because the guidelines are impossible. i worked in classrooms with two kids, as large as 42. you cannot implement the guidelines t will not work. it is enormous burden on teachers. they will not be able to do it especially the smaller the child. regardless it will be expensive in terms of equipment t remains to be seen. we know the trump administration
will come with a separate set of guidelines. a lot of parents, grandparents, guardians watch the show, trying to figure out what is going on here. are the kids going to get back to school and how. we'll turn to the headlines for you in the 6:00 a.m. hour. six states set daily records for covid-19 cases as numbers surge nationwide. the entire u.s. reporting 61,000 cases on saturday. louisiana's governor announcing a mask mandate starting tomorrow. he is ordering bars to be shut down unless they offer drinks to go or by delivery. in florida, crowds are back at disney world. animal kingdom, magic kingdom reopening with new guidelines. >> the safety procedures there are incredible. best i've seen anywhere so far. >> if you look around it is, it is a ghost town. i mean there is people around.
but lacking that life. jedediah: meantime president trump paying a visit to wounded veterans at walter reed medical center. the president wearing a mask in public for the first time. the search for glee actress nia rich vera set to resume later today, as the family visits the california lake where she vanished. her distraught mom arms stretched out. shows rivera and her son boarding a boat before they disappeared. her 4-year-old son was found asleep and alone on the rented boat. they both said she went for a swim and never returned. griff, sports, take it away. griff: sheldon krieg getting a first career win at nascar truck race. >> sheldon creed looking to cement the stage win. comes off turn four, making his way to the green and white
checkers for his third stage win of the season. griff: creed taking the top spot at buckle your truck up 225. the race was called after 71 laps after storms rolled through. angela ruch, who was driving a truck honoring wounded police officers placed 25th. those are the headlines. thanks for letting me bring the nascar news there i will watch the race today. willwill be a great race. jedediah: griff you're the official "fox & friends" nascar correspondent. always will be you. president trump will sign executive order to create a path for citizenship or is that bill. our next guest says the president has been fighting for dreamers since day one.
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>> i'm going to be doing an immigration bill. one of the aspects of the bill you i will be happy with and you and he mow and lot of republicans is daca. it will give them a road to citizenship. griff: president trump is working on a merit-based executive order that could include a pathway for citizenship for the roughly 800,000 daca immigrants in the u.s. our next guest is a daca recipient said the president helped their community. joins us now. we had to go to you to get your reaction when you heard the president's comments. what did you think? this morning what is your reaction? >> first of all when i heard that, it brought tears to my eyes. it just let me know i'm so grateful for the president for his leadership. at the end of the day democrats want the issue but the no the solution. trump has been all about solution especially with the
dreamers. he brought solutions to the table. i thank him for his boldness, courageousness and being a compassionate leader this is a winning issue. this is not republican, democrat, an american. when i speak to thousand us of trump supporters, republicans they want protections for the dreamers but also want border security. i think it's a big win for the president and i hope that he, you know, he sets up and again, i'm just grateful for what he said. that really touched my heart and i'm just thankful for that. griff: the administration's bid to end the daca program, you are now seeing a letter from a coalition of business executives penning to the president saying leave daca in place. you see here daca recipients have been critical members of our workforce, communities and years now. this is no time to disrupt the economic recovery of our companies an communities, facebook, microsoft, apple and the like. what do you make of that?
>> well the president is going to have a lost voices come into play -- lot of voices. some people will advocates for that. a lot of other people don't do anything about daca. you know people like ann coulter and senator ted cruz. but at end of the day people elected president donald trump to be president so i fully trust the president's instincts. he is a businessman. he is smart. he is a strategic player. at the end of the day he is winner. he is a winner with results. i fully trust his instinct. i know he will do the right thing at the end of the day. it is reason why the american people elected him to be president and i cannot wait for him to have another four years in office again. griff: just the seconds we got hilario, will this happen before or after the election? zoo i'm waiting to hear what the white house will say. i have full faith in the president. i have full faith in this
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♪. griff: time now for some quick headlines. north carolina congresswoman alma adams apologizes for mistakenly tweeting her colleague john lewis was dead. adams posted a tribute to lewis which has been deleted. lou wrist is battling stage four pancreatic cancer is recenting comfortably at home. adam's chief of staff says he
was to blame. espn suspends their top reporter. adrian wojarnoski came under fire after he wrote a message to hawley saying f-you u. he apologizes about hawley's comments about china and he has since apologized. pete: espn, so woke. in wake of nationwide protests growing chorus of democrats are call for defund police. >> i support the defund movement. we know what works. we haven't done it. this is the reckoning. >> we must begin the dismantling whole system of oppression. >> they're supposed to be protecting these people. my generic point -- >> we degree we redirect some of the funding? >> yes, absolutely. pete: there you go, but the radical move is alienating some democrats. many are abandoning the party to join the walkway movement. seeing a surge of more than
60,000 members in just under a month. joining us now is former liberal democrat and founder of the #"walkway campaign," brandon strong. thanks for being on the show. she is are stunning numbers. you've been building a movement. you've seen a huge surge in the last month. why? >> because i think that people are feeling so pushed away, they're feeling so alienated by a party they don't recognize anymore. not to mention the fact that seems like the party is catering to and answering to radicals who are out taking to america's streets, smashing windows, looting, committing acts of violence, committing acts of intimidation and our democrat politicians are then catering to this violent mob. and this is not what people want in this country. so i think people who became liberals with the best of intentions now seeing there is incredible toxic atmosphere among the democratic party, ideology of liberalism, that is not what they got in for first
place. that is what happened to me three years ago. it is much worse today than three years ago even. pete: a big important point. there is difference between liberal and leftist. here is polling 73% of americans support funding for police staying the same or increasing this is not a mainstream idea. they say well, maybe my party has left me an when you say increase in membership, brendan, i want to be clear about this you're not just talking about people signing up on the email list. you vet every single person that comes into the walkway movement to make sure they're sincere. >> absolutely. actually well more than 70,000 have joined us within the last month. of those 70,000. there was an additional 150 plus thousand that we did not allow in because we vetted them and they didn't actually meet our requirements for being a part of the movement. and these people come in. then they actually tell the stories. if anyone doesn't know, go to the facebook, join "the walk"
the walkway group, people tell their stories why they're walking away. in 2019. we became a official organization, traveled the country doing live events for the black community, hispanic community, lgbtq community and various groups typically voting democrats that the democrats have the strange gell hold on. i want to wake people up. get them thinking forethemselves s. get them to walk away. pete: you're doing it. sometimes the lunacy of the left help you the do it faster. that has happened over the lassies weeks. you have rallies coming up, brandon, you're taking the movement and taking it to the streets. talk about it. >> as you know, your viewers know, it is difficult times, it it is hard to do live events, first amendment rights in the united states we do outdoor rallies. we seen the liberal left, liberal media prop up groups out there rallying for their own cause, that is fine to do that.
if it is god enough for black lives matter, good enough for antifa, it is good enough for walk away. we're creating rescue america rallies around the country to show the radical left they don't own america's streets, they don't own america's communities. we will stand up and fight for our country and we're going to push back. this is the most authentic grassroots movement you will see right now happening in this country because i wanted to step up and push back and fight back in the absence of any real leadership. i feel like on our side, people are just sort of allowing these people to intimidate, threaten, bully, certain cases even murder people during these riots and protests. i really want to encourage people out there to go to walk away campaign.com. find out how you can get involved. if you want to host a rally in your town, make that happen. donate to the cause. this is grassroots cause. we need people to show up this is so important. as of right now we have rallies coming in new jersey,
sacramento, baltimore. we're starting on july 22nd. we really want the american people to get involved in what we're doing. this is how we will stop the radical left from taking over our country. pete: brandon, what you're building is one of the most impressive things i've seen. you are busy. you have 29,000 people you still need to vet to find out if they need to know. you have a backlog of interests sincere reflection of people who still love the country an don't idea why the left wants to tear it down. brandon, thank you so much for your time. >> thank you, sir. pete: you got it. lebron james has been an outspoken about social justice issues as well as his love of china. but he will wear his name instead of a message on the back of his jersey. good for him. former nfl player jack brewer here to react ♪ yeah, it's time for grilled cheese. ♪ ♪ after we make grilled cheese, ♪
♪. >> moved up into the second spot. j.j. widget man. he needs somewhere to run here, oh, being pulled up out of the race, river crossroad, rbf. he was so far out in front i missed him leaving the track. jedediah: it is your shot of the morning. a house going oaf the rails and off the track in west virginia. bailing out after race he was about to win. griff: river crossroad entering the homestretch when he suddenly bolts off the track. this was his second race.
he was the favorite to win. his trainer said he struggled to stay focused. now those have been around barns and horses know he might have been barn sour as they say. he was going back to the barn. i'm done, out of here. who knows, pete. pete: struggles to stay focused. maybe it was lunchtime. he was done. race was over. great stuff. live sports. nfl lineman responsible for protecting tom brady in the 2020 season says he doesn't feel safe playing football right now. tampa bay buccaneers left tackle, donovan smith, says how can a sport has physical contact on every snap practice safe social distancing? there need to ensure the safety of myself, also my family. i'm not a elaborate or guinea pig to test theories on. i'm a man, son, brother, and
soon to be father and i deserve to be safe at work. jedediah: here to weigh in, former nfl player jack brewer. welcome to the show as always. what do you make of donovan's comments? >> it makes a lot of sense. think about it. you have a league that will cut you at anytime. they will send you home. none of those players have guaranteed contracts. so to ask them to go out there and exchange sweat, blood, each and every day, you know, basically living on top of each other, it is just not right. you can't ask those guys to do. that you've already seen with the nba. they tried to continue the season and several players came down with the virus. the nfl will be a disaster within those locker rooms if we don't have some type of treatment for this. during a global pandemic for a sport that really is un-american in the way that it is run in regards to giving no guaranteed contracts. put yourself in their position, if you had to go to work every
day and your boss can send you home. pete: jack, i work in a profession where my boss can send me home tomorrow. >> you have a contract, pete. you have a contract. pete. pete: does that mean that the nfl doesn't happen this year? are you saying until we have a vaccine we're out? >> no. i think they need a guaranty these guys contracts before they ask them. if fox sends you home for no reason, they have to pay you out, pete. they can't do that. pete: -- my contract. >> i don't think the nfl is right. i think they need to guaranty these guys contracts before they put them out there risking their physical health and more importantly risking health of their families. griff: raise an interesting point. let me ask you, jack, ask you about something yesterday continuing today. sir charles barkley talking about what he sees as awoke circus in professional sports
now, really losing focus. let me play you a little bit what barkley said. get your reaction. >> i think what is happening now, we turning into a circus. you know we going to spend all our time instead of talking about racial equality and racial justice and economic justice, we spend all our time worried about who is kneeling and who is not kneeling, what things are being said on buses. what is being said on jerseys. i think we're missing the point. griff: do you agree, jack? >> well 100% i give charles a attaboy because we need more players like him with real influence to start speaking out. you know, you can't be convenient with your social justice. you need to be, stick to your message. these guys that are supporting anti-christ policies, these athletes going out supporting left-leaning liberal policies, but at the same time that they say they're woke. they're not woke.
they're weak. and so if you will be about what is best for african-americans, for the oppressed, then you're going to stand for christ, you will stand for godly policies. you will not stand for mass abortions. you will not stand for, you know, being for sexual policies that go against what the bible says. i mean it is time for us to really put our money where our mouth is, stand for real principles in this country. i was so proud of tony you dungy taking a stand. being example of someone? sports standing for christ. i want to give him his credit today. pete: jack, i have to ask but the nba. we'll shift to another sport here. nba gave an option to players and charles referred to this, to put their own name on the back of their jersey or a nba approved social justice message. now lebron said he will actually put his own, he supports the movement but it will say james
on the back. not clear he was frustrating it wouldn't translate into mandarin, i don't know. what do you make of the fact that lebron james is going with james? >> hey, pete, maybe god is answering our prayers and working through him. this is a lot of progress. i really hope that lebron is starting to understand that his words are so powerful the he is talking to the most vulnerable and so, you know, to go out and have these messages, that you peck when it benefits you, then you have the entire, entire hypocritical response when it is dealing with china or other countries. it is just not right. i hope lebron has woke ken up to that, actually become woke and stop being weak. that would be a great thing for our kids, underserved kids. some kids across the country look up to every word he says. they idolize this man.
he has a response to take godly stances and give the kids principles they need to be successful in life. pete: jack brewer. good stuff. >> god bless you all. jedediah: appreciate it. we'll turn to headlines for you now. detroit police revealing a suspect whose death sparked citywide protests fired the first shot. bodycam footage shows hakim littleton pulling a pistol from his pocket, firing twice at an officer narrowly missing before officers fired back. police chief james craig called it a miracle no officers were hurt. florida homeowner shoots and kills two of three armed men who tried to break into his home. the homeowner was playing video games alone when he heard the intruders in his home. >> sad reality where we live in today but we're fortunate enough that you have the right to protect yourself in your home. jedediah: the two men shot dead had violent criminal histories.
the university of southern california is removing its john wayne exhibit. students demanding it come down over the actor's racist comments made in an interview nearly 50 years ago. of the wayne attended the school on a football scholarship in the 1920s. the school released a statement. conversations about systemic race i am and uprising by the lack lives movement require the role we consider our school can play as a change maker. those are the headlines. griff: toss it over to rick, find out i'm guessing it will be another hot one, rick. good morning. rick: we'll be saying this next couple weeks. record-breaking heat in some cases. point out one spot. look at this morning, 97 degrees in phoenix. it is 3:40 in the morning. 97 degrees. incredible heat there. already in the 80s across areas of the south. a few showers are popping up.
one areas we're watching will be florida. it will be a wash out. it is florida, summertime. you get the drill. northeast, a few showers going on as well. high temperatures today, guys. really, really hot across areas of the south. triple digits will be with us for the better part of this week. guys, back to you. pete: rick, appreciate it. good stuff. disney world reopening to the public but the most magical place on earth, so some people say, looking very different with new covid-19 restrictions. dr. jenette nebraska watt set an example for the whole country. and the higher the turnover the more you have to pay in taxes every year. and here's the worst part, because of high turnover, you actually might have to pay taxes even if the fund itself loses money. that's why you want to own low turnover funds
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holder has a racist past coined when only white male landowners could hold public office. washington redskins name could be gone by tomorrow. yahoo! reporting a name change is imminent a new name could come in the next 24 to 48 hours. redskins faced increasing pressure to change the name as several sponsors cut ties with the team. we'll see what name they choose. jed? jedediah: thanks so much, griff. president trump pictured wearing a face mask yesterday in a visit to the walter reed military opt. >> i think when you're in a hospital, especially that particular setting talking to a lot of soldiers around people in some cases just got off the operating tables i think it's a great thing to wear a mask. i've never been against masks. jedediah: here to discuss, fox news medical contributor dr. janette nesheiwat. welcome to the show as always. start with that, with president trump wearing that mask. how important was it for him to
do that? >> very important. i think it is great, jed, to see our commander-in-chief visiting the soldiers, leading by example, wearing a mask. like he said, he has always been for protection, wearing a mask, when you can't physical distance, social distance, especially areas where lots of people are around you. that is great to see him. inspiring to see what he is doing being leading by example. we know for a fact wearing a mask can reduce the transmission and spread of the virus. can protect you the wearer and those around you. great to see it. hopefully the rest of the country will follow suit. jedediah: absolutely. also important to note he also wore a mask at detroit factory. other settings he saw fit to slip masks on. >> arizona. jedediah: that's right. disney world is one of my favorite places. i love a trip to disney. it just reopened. what has concerned some people there has been a climb in coronavirus cases in florida. if you take a look, florida case cast announced saturday, 11,433
new cases, 93 new deaths. was it smart for disney world to open? >> most of those cases were outbreak in the miami-dade county area. good thing when they opened they had a well-organized, well-prepared plan and protocol in place. at first i was a little concerned. when i saw how they were reopening, they did a really good job in my opinion. they made sure everyone wore masks, temperature checks, physical distancing. you had to have reservations to enter the park. you couldn't go there, show up to walk in. if you look from a distance, you could see it was sparse. it wasn't packed, wasn't crowded. they did it in well-organized manner to protect the park citizens that came in, to enjoy the day. that is important. but look, you have to understand and know your risks, know the area. if there is outbreak in that area in orlando. also make sure the local hospitals are not overwhelmed which they are not. they have good hospital capacity. they're not overwhelmed.
they took really strict precautions. they had employees of walt disney enforcing physical distancing, sharing everyones that taking full precautions. jedediah: doctor, one report that has been concerning is that there have been covid-19 cases jumping in the sunbelt nursing homes. we see a chart there, that you can take a look at to illustrate what we're talking about in florida, texas, arizona. why is that happening? what can be done to prevent these spikes? we know nursing homes are vulnerable communities. >> yeah. so most likely in part it stemmed from reopening too quickly, the reopening bars, reopening restaurants, young population, not adhering to cdc guidelines, crowded close contact with one another. not wearing the mask. likely started with community transmission. then to the staff and residents in the nursing homes. so one thing that we could do, insure that the staff are getting tested at least once a week, every other week and
continued to adhere to the guidelines of disinfectant cleaning, do everything we can do to protect the most vulnerable population. jedediah: we're running out of time. doctor, we appreciate it. more "fox & friends" coming up what do you think? i don't see it. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
♪. pete: welcome back. amazon says an email telling employees to delete the app tiktok off their phones, well, it was a mistake. workers were told the app was a security risk amid accusations it gives user data to the communist chinese government. amazon says its policy on the app has not changed but no word why the email was written in the first place. so why the sudden backtrack? let's bring in curt the cyber guy to explain. kurt, i saw this email.
they were going to put it out to employees, hey, delete tiktok, then quickly they rescinded it. why? >> kind of crazy. how do you accidentally create an email like that, oops, send it to everybody in a multibillion-dollar company like amazon. something fishy going on here. pete, good morning. amazon decided to adopt the policy. they shot the email out. if you theorize what would call them to withdraw the email? one would be maybe pressure from tiktok. they are actually business partners on some levels. the other thing is, you know, if you look at the app itself it's got a history of already being a troublemaker. already fined february 2019 ftc by violating children's privacy. it is owned by a company in china and pete that, when, you have a tech company that is owned and operated in china, the
chinese government has the opportunity to go in and at will, under their rule, this is how they operate, they can check out all the personal date that. that is a big concern. could our phones of our little ones or our employees of companies turned into the espionage devices? the answer to that quite simply, according to everybody else from the state department, department of defense, from the rnc to the dnc, from anybody who has got their head switched on this one, yes, it could be turned into something that could be weaponized against us. pete: so the leadership of amazon knew that tiktok could be a vulnerability for their company, tried to do something about it and then because of pressure quickly backtracked. kurt knutson. >> who knows, guessing game on that one. pete: what is not a guessing game. amazon understands it's a threat and for some reason changed on it. kurt, the cyber guy. you know. have a great sunday.
we'll work on that. mitt romney, formerly a republican, now who knows what, slamming president trump for commuting roger stone's sentence. the president's response for senator mittens. that is coming up next. twelve ms so they can keep more cash in your pockets for when it matters most find out more at usaa.com
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griff jenkins is available were that to be possible. welcome to the 7:00 hour of "fox & friends," america's number one rated cable morning news program. as always, jed, we got a lot of news this morning eminating from the white house and across the country. jedediah: yeah. beginning with some tension between president trump and some republicans because trump has been calling out republican senators mitt romney and pat toomey after they denounced roger stone's commutation. check out the tweet from mitt romney. reads unprecedented historic corruption an american president commutes sentence of a jury shielding that president. pat toomey calling the stone commutation is a mistake. in my opinion commuting stone sentence was a mistake. he was convicted of obstructing congressional investigation led by a republican-led committee. i believe we have a response
from trump, griff. griff: we do indeed. here is what he said. do riven knows. republican in name only, rinos, pat toomey and mitt romney, have the problem with we caught obama and company legally spying on my campaign? do they care if comey, mccabe, page, and her lover peter s, the whole group ran rampant wild and unchecked lying leaking all the way. no. i saw this yesterday, what is the logic between senator romney? he was the lone republican in favor of impeachment. now this. very, very harsh words. it looks, i'm not sure i can really understand what is romney's thinking and political calculation behind sending a tweet like that, guaranteed to garner criticism from the president? pete: what is his calculation? jealousy, hatred. you remember president romney? i don't either. and he ultimately, president
never catered to the worst i am pulls of the ultimate establishment candidate in mitt romney who lost. now hates the president because he was actually capable of winning an election. ultimately not only do i not remember president romney, but i also don't remember convictions as the president pointed out of strzok, page, comey, brennan, clapper, samantha powers and hillary clinton. shall we not forget what she got away with her server ultimately, which was sort of dismissed. so it's, the president has wide latitude to issue commutations and pardons. he actually done so very judiciously. we put up a full screen last hour. we'll do it again right now. when you consider amount of actions taken by presidents, look at those numbers. president trump, 10 commutations. now it will be a 11, i'm told. these are numbers from the department of justice. it will be 11 when roger stone's is officially submitted. which is pending.
but look at barack obama number. 1715. and, andy mccarthy has a great piece in "national review" pointing out some of the people who many of us would argue are less than worthy of a commutation that barack obama committed. so donald trump looked at the case of roger stone. said this looks like something that was part of a political witch-hunt just like general flynn, just like papadopoulus, said i can undo a wrong i think was based on politics. he knows this will go to the voters and ballot box, other people can make their own decision but criticism from mitt romney on it at this point. pat toomey, i don't know what his calculation is. it is vapid. it doesn't mean anything. griff: yeah. you know, i think really ultimately it is going to be a bit of an issue in november and we will see if we get a resolution in the flynn case. that certainly on the horizon. tell you another story that is really garnering a lot of attention is that couple in
st. louis who felt the need to defend themselves. mark mccloskey describing his confrontation with protesters talking to hannity. remember him, here he is there with the gun. here is what mccloskey told hannity. listen. >> we've been told that the city police had been ordered to stand down. we had been told there was going to be no official help. our neighborhood association put out a flyer saying that the people broke in. they were just going to let them. i think estimate 3 to 500 people. came right towards us. we were having, preparing to have dinner on the porch and we were literally0 feet from the gate. by the time we got our guns, about the time i got my gun the crowd was maybe 30 or 40 feet from us. griff: that was this past week. now a dozen gop lawmakers writing a letter to attorney general barr in their defense saying at this crucial time in history our nation needs the department of justice to exert strong leadership to insure that
none of our constitutional protections are eroded by mob rule. charges against this couple will have a chilling effect on the entire nation, sending the message that american citizens no longer have the right to protect themselves at their own homes. jed? jedediah: yeah. you can take a look at the 12 lawmakers who signed the letter. we can put that up for you right now. i'm genuinely curious what people want individuals to do. you want to defund the police. you don't want people to be able to call 911. you don't want people to defend their homes, their properties, their families. many argue that those particular individuals could have benefited from a gun safety class, fine. you want to make that point, make that point. the fact that people right now in a very scary time. we're in the midst of a pandemic. you see rioting in the streets. defund the police movement. see looting and destruction of property. treats trespassing going on. if you see your home trespassed
or see your neighborhood going up in flames and stores being broken into and destroyed, you're going to be privatenned, this is my home, my family. i am going to protect it. that is something we should cherish in this country the ability of people to defend themselves and their families. i'm curious who want to defund the police, what should people do? should they be sitting ducks for people who may potentially harm them? i'm genuinely curious. jedediah: yesterday, the violence is what they had seen. missouri has castle doctrine, stand your ground. if you're a legal gun owner, i believe they are, you have the right to own the firearm. your point mrs. mccloskey could have been better with her muzzle discipline. at same time, they own private property. they own those weapons legally. they have a right to defend themselves. they felt threatened. they stood there to make sure no one defaced, looted, rioted, burned, their own property. and here is why.
why this case has escalated. because authorities in missouri now raided their home an taken away his ar-15, the rifle that he had that day. their second amendment rights have been taken away by local authorities there. which means, to your point, jed, if you're defunding the police, now you don't even have your personal ability to defend yourself. these republican lawmakers are simply saying, if the second amendment exists, and castle doctrine where you can defend your home exists, you have evidence there could be violence you should have a right to defend yourself. so we'll see where this letter goes. if prosecution actually happens. but the reason that took off so much on social media, yes it is a nice house all of that, but it is a basic principle of standing and defending yourself. now we're raiding homes and taking guns away? that just feels like we're headed in the wrong direction. griff: it is interesting you pointed out, it is an election year. i remember being in north carolina when then nra
president charlton heston gave the famous from my cold dead hands speech about the right of people to own and bear arms to defend themselves. if this issue becomes an issue in november, it certainly will have an impact. we shall see. i will tell you another issue that is undoubtedly going to be one, that is this defunding the police in the wake of the nationwide protests and growing number of democrats calling to do just that. the walk away movement says they're seeing a spike in membership. you had pete, you talked to brandon strong, the funder of the walk away campaign earlier. here is a little bit what he had to say. >> people are feeling so pushed away, feeling so alienated by a party they don't recognize anymore. not to mention the fact it seems that the party is catering to and answering to radicals who are out taking to america's streets, smashing windows, looting, committing acts of violence, committing acts of
intimidation. our democrat politicians are catering to the violent mob. that is not what people want in this country. people that became liberals with the best of intentions, seeing an incredibly toxic atmosphere among the democratic party. pete: god blows brandon. he is a former liberal democrat who doesn't want his party taken over by leftists. during the last 28 days, and the defund the police nonsense, the membership of the walk away movement has exploded. 60,000 new members. these are not people signing up on an email list. going to the website. submitting a video. submitting their story. i'm leaving the democrat party because left its have taken it over. i believe in free speech. i believe in free thinking. this, jed, is a consequence when your radicals take over your party, people start to look for an alternative. jedediah: yeah. joe biden should be paying attention to that because there has been a lot of talk about his vice-presidential pick. if he picks someone who is hard
left, they espouse a lot of defund the police policies, think about what the impact is on him. joe biden is someone who has the capacity to appeal to centrist democrats, depending who he picks for vp, that may completely change, particularly if he picks someone from the aoc wing from the party. reporter: he already has got aoc, comrade cortez, run, beto running gun policy. he has a grab bag of leftists. jedediah: yep. sounds promising. we'll turn to some headlines for you now. we begin with a fox news alert. two texas police officers killed after being ambushed in the line of duty. 39-year-old ismael chavez and 45-year-old edelmiro garza were responding to a domestic disturbance call. as they approached the door they came under fire. >> the officers never had a chance. our officers did not draw the
weapons. did not fire. never stood a chance. never had a chance to. didn't suspect a reason. jedediah: the suspect 23-year-old, audon camarillo killed himself in front of police. he was told to drop his gun but turned him on himself. i had a long history of arrests. a man released from jail after his attorney cited covid concerns now pleading not guilty to the murder of an 11-year-old boy. christian wingfield is one ever four people charged in the death of devon mcneil. only two are in custody. devon's family says he was caught in crossfire. wingfield was out of jail less than two months. he is now back behind bars. he was wearing a monitoring device but he cut it off. a judge in seattle says a petition to recall the american move forward. the fire the mayor campaign claims mayor jenny durkan mishandled recent police brutality an protests. the decision gives petitioners the green light to start
gathering 50,000 signatures needed to call for special election. overnight usc welcoming fans to fight island with a big title fight. [shouting] >> look at that. very, very. >> red corner. whoa. >> ufc welterweight champion of the world. jedediah: usman beating jorge by unanimous decision to retain the welterweight title. he agreed to the fight six days ago after the original opponent dropped out because of corona virus. the fight island is located in abu dhabi. it will host several events in the coming weeks. those are the headlines. pete: fight island. sounds like a future address.
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me through, as skilled diver, how difficult a rescue recovery mission is and what they are going to be faced with. >> it is incredibly difficult. put it bluntly they're looking for a needle in a haystack. think about it. they have two feet of visibility. they basically have to bump into her to find her. there is no saying she is on the bottom. she could be anywhere in the water column. the depth of water goes up to 160 feet in the lake. so the currents are bad. the lake itself has a notorious history of claiming people. so, just no telling. we'll probably waiting for the body to surface naturally what they're really waiting for. griff: how long would something like that take? >> depending on the water temperature, it could take up to two weeks. griff: wow. >> it is variable on basically
her insides being able to produce enough gas to float her. griff: jake, take me into the, so they find her -- fortunately her son was in the boat, there three hours. as a navy diver, can draw circumference? how do you begin to hunt. this lake, pirro, in north of los angeles, 1200-acres, 130 feet deep. is it has debris, vegetation, trees, visibility at a minimum. would you begin that by drawing it or do you have to really look at the conditions in the water? >> at this point it is been long enough. there is no telling where she is in the lake. the lake itself has very high winds which promote current and she could be anywhere in that lake at this point especially if
she is not on the bottom. she could be floating around, 10, 15 feet off the bottom, be anywhere. that compounds the aspect of the search because they're not necessarily searching in the north end where they found the boat itself. griff: we want to show you, this is image tweeted out. this is the "glee" star's mother and brother visiting the lake. this is heartbreaking. hopefully there will be more people just like you, jake, will be out there on this recovery mission. thanks for taking time this morning. >> thank you, griff. griff: all right. still ahead, there is a boom in the real estate market. you have to act fast. the top spots for homebuyers? that's next reinventing. it's what small businesses do.
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>> we would be honored if you would join us. pete: back with news by the numbers. first, number one, that is the "star wars" "the empire strikes back" take at this weekend's box office. despite being released 40 years ago. joins a list of classic films released as movie theaters reopen. my family recently did a "star wars" marathon. it's true. second, 15,000 xanax pills, how many u.s customs & border patrol agent seized in ohio. the pills valued $230,000 were headed to texas. $114,000. that is how much this unopened super mario brothers game released in 1985 sold for at the world record breaking auction. the most a videogame has ever
sold. you can go to my parents basement find one of those but not unopened. jed, over to you. jedediah: thanks, pete. you can find one right in my house because i love super mario. for a lot of big city dwellers it is time to get out of town for good. which housing markets are booming? should you make the move? here with the top spots, mitch rochelle. welcome to the show as always. start with the why. why are buyers moving to the smaller cities. >> jed, there are two trends we observed. in times of crisis trends tend to get hyper accelerated. people leaving from high-taxed states to low-taxed states. the other, young families leaving cities moving suburbs. those trend we saw last year in october. we talked about on the air. add a crisis and those trends get hyper accelerated.
>> what cities are hot right now? >> let's talk about florida. florida is a low-tax environment. so you have people moving to florida. also people in florida moving to the suburbs. so florida's hot. you have orlando. you have, which people think about as theme parks and tourism but actually very young. it is a very hip environment right now. you have got tampa and further lauderdale and the palm coast. those areas are very hot right now. jedediah: talk tennessee. >> tennessee, one city comes to mind, nashville. it is incredibly popular, not just as a vacation spot, a weekend, bachelorette, bachelor party spot but it is very popular to start a family because there is a great job market down there. if you think about what is going on right now, excuse me with the economy, and with a very, very, sort of disrupted labor market, nashville is a place where jobs are still being created.
jedediah: what about arizona, mitch? >> so arizona is the place where folks from california that are looking to leave that high-taxed environment go. it is historically been a place where people look to retire but we're seeing more young families going to phoenix, scottsdale area and in all of these markets, jed, they're really, really hot. i've been talking to realtors across the country. because of what's going on right now, because people can't necessarily tour properties, they're telling me about people buying houses just online, sight unseen. so these markets are very, very hot. jedediah: wow. thank you so much, mitch, as always. giving people the latest on where to go, why to go and when to go. appreciate it so much. >> thanks, jed. jedediah: senator mitt romney accusing president trump of historic corruption for commuting roger stone's sentence. former acting attorney general matthew whitaker says the president has a cone
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corruption, the american president commutes a person convicted by a jury accused of lying to shield that very president. griff: we have cloud public affairs managing director, author of above the law, matt whitaker. thank you for taking time. a lot of reactions to friday's commutation for stone. what do you make of senator romney's criticism? >> well, i think what happened with roger stone's commutation and reaction is exactly what you would expect. the people that don't like president trump are going to criticize him as they always do. president trump, in spite of that will do what he thinks is right. that is the type of leadership we've come to expect from this president and what i saw being in his cabinet. pete: you know, matt, democrats we expect, even with mitt romney, he travels with democrats these days are to be expected to be blasting the president for commuting his sentence, calling it abuse of power but then we've been putting up this pesky statistic all morning long about the
record of commutations between president trump and president obama. if you look at the numbers, president trump is actually 11 now if you count roger stone. barack obama, 1715. let's not forget bill clinton pardoned his brother and business partner marc rich. so what is out of step with what the president is doing, especially when you look at that barack obama number? >> there is nothing, pete. what's happening and this reaction is folks trying to score cheap political points but you know let's remember the president has broad constitutional powers as you mentioned earlier today. he considered mr. stone's age, his health, the covid risk that is very prevalent currently in our prisons, together with you know, the perceived, you know, bias of the prosecutors and jury in mr. stone's conviction and prosecution. so i think, you know, this president has used his constitutional powers sparingly. he has looked at cases where he
feels that a fairness, a fundamental fairness has not been done and he tries to right those wrongs. so i would expect as this president continues to serve in this role that he will grant other pardons, commutations and other executive clemency as he sees fit. you know what? that is the way the constitution is written, pete. really i think the criticism to some extent is unfounded. jedediah: now let's shift over to a letter written by 12 republican lawmakers, if you don't mind. it was written to attorney general barr. it was written in defense of the second amendment related to the rights of that missouri couple, mark and patricia mccloskey, had to defend their home from protesters. many were outraged they stood there on their own property with guns. they were saying well, why were they doing that? what do you make of it? what do you make of the letter being written to barr? >> i think it is a food reminder
that the department of justice and federal government often stand at the last line of defense to defend constitutional rights. whether freedom of expression or rights to worship, or whether our second amendment constitutional rights to bear arms. so what you saw happen in st. louis with this gun grab by the prosecutor and the police i think is unnecessary. these folks were legitimately defending their property against a mob they had no idea where it had come from. it appeared to be possibly violent and so i think to some extent we look what happened in st. louis and a lot of americans would use their guns to also protect their house and i think that is a very legitimate use. so we need to be concerned what's happening in st. louis and know that the department of justice and federal government should possibly step in in this situation to defend these folks fundamental constitutional rights. griff: in seconds we got left, what can they do? what does it look like?
>> well, i mean they can fundamentally file a constitutional claim against this prosecutor. you know there is really a lot of power in the federal government to make sure that folks fundamental constitutional rights are not infringed. i think they're watching it very careful. jeff jensen is the u.s. attorney in st. louis. he was the one involved in making sure general flynn's case was done appropriately and ultimately dismissed. so i think the federal government is watching this very carefully. pete: st. louis circuit kimberly gardner part of potentially going after the couple seizings the rifle. thanks for giving us an update. matt whiter. appreciate your time. >> thank you. griff: turning now to your headlines, an nypd officer put in a headlock after trying to make an arrest after cops are surrounded by an angry crowd. it was all caught on camera.
watch. [shouting] [bleep] people in the crowd taunting the police as the officer is locked in that headlock. police in portugal searching wells near a resort where madeleine mccann went missing 14 years ago. it is not clear why they're looking into those wells. investigation into madeline's disappearance was renewed last month after german authorities announced they were investigating a convicted child sex offender. this florida man facing attempted murder charges after police say they set a church on fire with parishioners still inside. steven shields is accused of driving his car through the front door of an ocala church before pouring gasoline on the floor and setting it on fire. he led cops on a high-speed chase before being caught. parishioners were able to escape without injury fortunately. the church suffered considerable damage though.
really following in his footsteps. watch. >> got to tell you though, are you all right? when i first found this guy, there is no way i -- oh. griff: robert irwin taking a python bite to the face after filming his tv show. robert says the bite brought back fun memories. that is a comment you only get in the irwin family. pete: only fun memories. jed. jedediah: i don't know if you heard me shout and scream, if you did not you certainly missed something. hopefully rick reichmuth has never taken a python bite to the face. hopefully you're okay out there. rick: all the times you have snakes on the show. i love the snakes. pete: i social distance from them, yes. rick: yes you do.
you and jed definitely do. we have incredible heat building across parts of the south. you see the oranges? those are temps in the 80s already early this morning in the early hours. i bring that up in the nighttime, if you look for temperatures to cool down, things get exhausting. it starts to add on, the atmosphere is incredibly hot. we have a few areas of storms. a little bit of rain across parts of the northeast. another batch of rain across parts of ohio valley heading into kentucky. incredible storms overnight cutting across parts of oklahoma and into texas. that dying down a little bit. want to show you one thing. we have a lot of drought building across parts of the west. especially areas of southern colorado, panhandle of oklahoma and texas. a lot of ranching in that area, a lot of agriculture and we have a lot of drought going on. because of the persistent heat next couple weeks i worry a lot about the impacts of that. here are the temps as you go
through the day today. a lot of temps into the triple digits and into into the hundreds. it feels like 115 because of the humidity. we get a little bit of break and then looks like the trend picks back up next week. a lot to do with areas of the south. guys, back to you. griff: rick, thank you very much. appreciate it. a new report says republicans are beating democrats when it comes to registering voters. how concerned should democrats be? we'll ask a former obama visor. that's next they get that no two people are alike and customize your car insurance so you only pay for what you need. almost done. what do you think? i don't see it. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
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♪. >> sheldon creed looking to cement the stage win. comes off turn four and making his way to the green and white checkers for his third stage win of the season. jedediah: some quick sports headlines. sheldon creed getting his first career win at a nascar truck series race. creed taking the top spot at the
buckle up in your truck 225 at the kentucky speedway. the race was cut short after storms rolled through. racer angela ruck who was driving a truck honoring wounded police officers placed 25th. catch today's race, the quaker state 400 on fox sports at 2:30 iron. jimmy johnson will be on the track for the race after recovering from covid-19. he got the green light after testing negative more than 24 hours apart this week. he was asymptomatic. he feels excited and ready to go. over to you, pete. pete: thank you, jed. covid-19 lockdowns having impact on democrat voter registration, shrinking in swing states these past few months. as an rnc spokesperson sells the "new york post," republicans doubled amount of new voter registration than we did during the entire 2016 cycle. they added 4,000 new voters to
the polls over the 4th of july weekend. fox news contributor, president obama's former economic visor. robert wolf. it has been too long. you look like you're in a beautiful place, god bless you. >> thank you,. pete: voter registration, is this covid-19 thing or enthusiasm gap but you don't often see republicans outregisterring democrats, here we are. >> a few things, one thing you and i agree on we don't have enough people signed up to vote. in 2016, like 55% of our country voted. we have about 250 million people that can vote, like 138 million voted. i'm not worried as a democrat about getting us out to vote, like i'm sure the republicans are either. it is different as an incumbent whether you've just been nominated. let's recall bernie sanders didn't exit the campaign until april. really biden has been only the
candidate for may and june and part of july. we know in may and june he actually and the dnc, they out raised trump dramatically in may and june. if you're looking at a different side, who has excitement in the donor base, i mean there is no question that biden's beat trump back-to-back. also, pete, if you look at recent turnouts in georgia, kentucky, colorado, and democratic primaries, we broken all records. so, yes, there is republican excitement, there is democrat excitement -- pete: you would acknowledge president trump broke records as well in incumbents as primaries unopposed. people enthusiastically coming out to vote for him well beyond what prior incumbents. we know this will be a base election. who they get out is critically important. let me ask you about this as well. there is talk of a covid-19 vaccine on the horizon which would be good news for everybody. obviously. some people speculate that would tilt toward the incumbent president trump.
what do you make of if we get into the fall and there is a vaccine on the horizon, how does that shift the playing field? >> i know also there is a lot of people saying if we get a vaccine it is good for the stock market. i will unwrap both. one if we get a vaccine that is great although i will tell you today's numbers with respect to covid is the worst we've seen. if a vaccine is around the corner, great. i have actually spoken to a bunch of health experts who don't think it is around the corner. god bless america. we all think it would be great if it was. i don't think it will be before the november election. with respect to, you and i talked about the correlation to the stock market, i mean, it is just a false impression that the stock market correlates to a winning president. carter had a positive stoke market. he lost to reagan. bush 41 had a positive stock market. he lost to clinton. actually bush 43 had negative
stock markets and he beat kerry. and clinton-obama had better stock markets than trump and democrat lost after that each time. we don't know what the impact of covid versus stock market is. pete, no, i mean the stock market has not reacted kindly to the prospects of a biden administration. he launched his economic plan this week. get your take this quick. build back better. i don't know who came up with that. it is a mouthful, i don't know what it means. it mimics in many ways what president trump has said. buy, american, hire american, there is lot of stuff that is typical leftists stuff, you believe, really believe, biden economic policies would better our country more than what the president has done with tax cuts an deregulation. >> well, a few things. tax cuts haven't shown better growth, right? they were predicting five or 6% growth. we're nowhere near it. we have the worst fiscal deficits imaginable.
pete: democrats care about deficits. >> 700 billion going towards manufacturing and research and design and artificial intelligence. you know, electric cars. reporter: where was joe biden bringing back manufacturing for the last four or five decades being in public office? he was part of the we can't wave a magic wand crowd. donald trump said i'm committed to bringing it back. he feels like johnny complaintly. >> that is inaccurate. blue-collar joe? that is just not accurate. i can't wait to debate you on whether blue-collar america thinks joe biden -- pete: i can't wait. robert, you look like you might be on a boat. if you are, sail to me. if you're not. >> i'm not on a boat. pete: thing liked you were. drive to me, bike to me. whatever green means of transportation. we'll debate the idea of economic prospects of a biden administration versus unleashing
private sector. robert wolf. you're a good sport. hope to see you in person. >> thanks,. pete: pete doesn't look like he is on a boat? >> that is american flag,. pete: pete over. >> that is just a window. pete: just a window. helping me out. i thought you were on a yacht. next level stuff. >> i don't own one. if you have one i will -- pete: i don't. i have a canoe. robert, appreciate it. one veteran is showing off his support for the president by turning his entire yard into a giant trump banner, he joins us live. next by spreading any missed usaa insurance payments over the next twelve months so they can keep more cash in your pockets for when it matters most find out more at usaa.com
president in a very big way. painting his entire front lawn 19,000 square feet, into a giant trump 2020 banner. pete: joining us now from his yard, air force veteran j.r. good morning. you have a crowd there with you as well. thank you for your service. who do you got behind you? >> got all the supporters here from port clinton, ohio. pete: tell them we say hello. i like to go to port clinton soon. why did you paint your lawn a trump sign? >> i'm just in the support of the president. i think he is going through a lot of troubles, turmoils. a lot of people like myself supporting him. we've been silent but i think it is about time we voice our support. so this is an attempt to do so. jedediah: j.r. that is quite an endeavor. how long did that take for you to accomplish?
>> it took me about 50 hours to paint. about a little over, say close to 100 hours in preparation. most of the time, went into the preps. painting was pretty easy. preparations took time and effort to make sure it got done right. griff: j.r., did you do this by yourself or did all the people behind you help? really, what was the sense of accomplishment in sending this message in support of him? >> i painted the majority, i would say about 95%. a few folks, my nephew and couple other young gentlemen took some time out of their work weeks. while i was on vacation and helped me set up. but for the most part i painted all of it myself. pete: j.r., why do you support the president so strongly? >> i support the president because of his support for the american people. his support for the troops and the veterans. i think that president trump is
one of the best presidents we've ever had so one of the best presidents in my lifetime. i'm willing to support him as much as he needs it. jedediah: j.r., did you get any pushback from neighbors or anyone for that matter in the neighborhood? >> no. as you can see all my neighbors are here. they all love it. [cheering] once that didn't like it, pete? pete: people that didn't like it, painted biden signs have they started? >> i heard a calm basement murals but i haven't heard of any yard paintings. we did have some signs out. griff: j.r., thank you, we're out of time. >> we had -- no problems. griff: we're out of time, j.r. thanks so much. great job. pete: great stuff. griff: back the blue rallies held nationwide, to show support
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>> the officer never had a chance. didn't suspect deadly assault on them, much less death. pete: we begin this 8:00 eastern time hour of "fox & friends". with a fox news alert: two texas police officers ambushed, killed in the line of duty. griff: 39-year-old ismael juarez was responding to a disturbance call. as they approached a door, they came under fire. jedediah: the suspect killed himself in front of police. he was told to drop his gun but turned it on himself. he had a long history of arrest.
thank you for joining us. we are now in our 8 a.m. how're of "fox & friends" beginning today's show on a very sad note as we witnessed the unfortunate state of those two police officers and discuss the reality this is what police officers do every day. they know in their hearts ands minds that they may not return home to their families, that they may not make it back because they take their life into their own homes every single day in order to protect the communities and others. very important to remember this and this horrific story in light of the anti-police sentiment that has emerged, unfortunately, in so much of the country. pete: yeah, jed, you're right. when you talk about defunding the police, you're also talking about sending social workers to the front doors of domestic disturbances which is exactly what happened here. there were calls from neighbors of a domestic disturbance. the officers did precisely what officers do every day, they approached that front door, the dirtbag on the other side opened
the door and opened fire before they had a chance. other officers came to the scene, found officers down and, ultimately, the coward shot himself. those families will never get those loved ones back, and it's a reminder, griff, what a tight-knit mcallen, texas, is. griff: a very wonderful and special city, and they're right on that border, pete. i've done live shots four, five in the morning, and you can hear the gunfire on the other side of that border. knowing that we're safe on this side e from that kind of lawlessness, but yet now that community that is right there protecting us whether it's the local police in this case or the border patrol and cbp and others, they have this lawlessness in this sort of brutal assault and murder right there on those two officers. that is why you are seeing nationwide, i think, this support, these back the blue rallies. just yesterday we had one in brooklyn, new york, charleston,
west virginia, knoxville, tennessee, lasalle, illinois, omaha, nebraska, salem, oregon, tulsa, oklahoma, and winston-salem, north carolina. many of those towns and cities just like mcallen there feeling the need to support our law enforcement for the sheer obvious service they provide by selflessly going out every day not knowing whether they're going to come back home. pete: yeah, that's the silent majority. nearly three-quarters of americans say police funding should stay where it is or be increased. problem is it's been the loudest voices that control these radical city the councils, and that's where the conversation has headed. jedediah: exactly right. another big story we're following this morning is the commutation of roger stone and the reaction by many democrats who have been quick to blast the president for commuting his sentence, calling it an abuse of
power. where were those democrats when president obama was performing these commutations? we have an interesting chart to show you, a a comparison chart. take a look at the commutations by president trump from 2017 through the president, and now now a look at that number under obama, 1715. it's a slight difference, as you may know anyone who's mathematically able, trump 10. obama, 1,715. quite a bit of a difference there. and you even see bush and clinton. pete, you said earlier in the show one of these numbers is not like the other. [laughter] i think that's a perfect way to put it. and it's really interesting. if you don't like commutations by presidents, fine, say you don't like it, but you can't be in favor of one and have no problem with an astronomical number, say nothing, then all of a sudden feign outrage when the president you don't like commutes someone. that's typical politics, but that's also really infuriating and nauseating about politics to
many, myself included. pete: try to put those numbers in a bar graph. that would not be easy. to put this in perspective, we often go to one of our smart legal minds. top of that list andrew mccarthy. he pointed out in a recent article that democrats attacking the president for clemency for roger stone are defending outrageous pardons by clinton and obama by default. it's a little long, but stick with me. president bill clinton pardoned his own brother for felony distribution of cocaine, and a key witness in the whitewater scandal for which he and hillary clinton were under investigation. he also commuted the sentences of convicted terrorists some of whom hadn't even asked for clemency. he couldn't even bring himself to pardon oscar lopez rivera, faln leader. president obama, he took care of that. so as abuses of power go, and
they do go, i can't get too whipped up over president trump's commutation of roger stone's 40-month sentence for nonviolent and ridiculously overprosecuted investigation. griff, i think a lot of supporters step back and say you can make it all about the particular ifs of roger stone, or you can look at the totality of what bob mueller did, the people he went after including general flynn, vis-a-vis e the people who got away with surveillance of the trump campaign under the obama administration. griff: mueller pushing back in his own op-ed e, but a former acting attorney general matt whitaker earlier in the show basically said critics will always find something specifically because president trump. here's what he said. >> the reaction is exactly what you would expect from people that don't like president trump. they're going to criticize him, as they always do. and president trump, in spite of that, is going to do what he
thinks is right. this president has used his constitutional powers sparingly. he's looked at cases where he feels that fairness, fundamental fairness has not been done, and he tries to right those wrongs. so i would expect as this president continues to serve in this role that he will grant other pardons, commutations and other executive clemency as he sees fit. and you know what? that's the way the constitution is written. griff: and whitaker went on to say, pete, that he's got broad power when it comes to commutations and clemency. but, you know, already speaker pelosi saying maybe we should pass a bill to limit president trump's power with that regard. pete: yeah. we haven't even talked about bowe bergdahl or bradley manning stealing state secrets or abandoning your fellow men on the battlefield and the way they in some ways spun those people as heroes. you know, so it all depends on
where you sit. if you love the country and you believe you shouldn't be surveilling political opponents, you understand why roger stone got the treatment he did with this commutation. you look back at the obama years and see a very different lens. jedediah: yeah. and also the media story when you compare those numbers between president trump and president obama, people just don't know that information because the media has selected outrage. so people don't know. if you brought those numbers up and talked the about obama and over 1,000 people would say no way because a vast majority of the public injects media that -- pete: they would never -- right. jedediah: it goes back to that media problem. in another story, president trump wearing his mask as he visits soldiers at walter reed military hospital, the first time he was spotted publicly with a mask. david spunt live in washington with more. >> reporter: good morning to you. yeah, the president was spotted back in may privately, behind cameras. but as you mentioned, this was the first time he did it publicly, and he was deliberate
in front of aides, really in front of all the world to see. jed, it is incredibly rare, first of all, to have cameras inside walter reed, but they were allowed inside to get this moment as the president walked by. he was there to meet with wounded soldiers, and before he left the white house to head to walter reed, he spoke about wearing a mask. listen. >> i think when you're in a hospital, especially in that particular setting where you're talking to a lot of soldiers and people that in some cases just got off the operating tables, i think it's a great thing to wear a mask. i've never been against masks, but i do believe they have a time and a place. >> i think it's great, jed, to see our commander and chief wearing a mask. and like he said, he's always been for protection. hopefully, the rest of the country will follow suit. >> reporter: that's dr. nesheiwat with you earlier. the president did wear a mask on may 21st on the ford plant in
michigan responsible for producing ventilators, but this is why yesterday was significant, because it's the first time he made a statement, he did it on camera are. he said it's not that he's against masks, but there's a time and a place. meanwhile, other doctors and health professionals say, listen, a mask doesn't only protect you, it protects other people. jed. griff: all right, david spunt, thank you very much. jedediah: thank you, david. griff: turning now to your headlines, the search for naya i rivera set to return today. her distraught mom seen with arms stretchedded out kneeling on a dock. her dad and brother also there. surveillance footage from that dock shows rivera and her son boarding a boat before she disappeared. her 4-year-old son was found asleep and alone on that rented boat. he said they both went for a swim, she never returned. overnight iran blaming a faulty radar setting for
shooting down a ukraine a january jet in january. investigators releasing a report saying a misaligned battery and miscommunication between soldiers and commanders led to the launch. 176 passengers and crew members aboard the plane died. and three people are in the hospital after being hit by a follow -- falling decoration at dollywood. we're not sure what caused it to fall, the incident is not connected to a specific ride. everyone, fortunately, is expected to be okay. now to a pair of doggone perfect rescues. first, a group of firefighters in compton, california, pulling a kitten from a car's dashboard. watch. [inaudible conversations] >> we got it. ah. >> we have a girl. >> whoo! griff: that's the cat rescue.
now in st. louis, firefighters rescuing ten puppies if a house fire, giving the puppies oxygen and dousing them with water. the rescue of cats and dogs. those are your headlines. pete in. pete: there you go. you know -- jedediah: give me, give me all the puppies and all the kittens. i was bursting at the scenes. i saw you had the tease, pete, but i could not contain my excitement i pulled it together now, you can move on. pete: you'd save them first. i mean, i know your love abounds for four-legged creatures. we're glad they're safe. still ahead, a new york times article says churches face a surge in cases. pastor robert jeffress proves just how biased the times is. he joins us next. (burke) at farmers, we know a thing or two because
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♪ ♪ griff: welcome back. "the new york times" calling out churches for being, quote, eager to reopen as they now confront an increase in coronavirus cases. the article says, quote: weeks after president trump demanded america's shuttered houses of worship be allowed to reopen, new outbreaks are surging through churches across the country where services have resumed. our next guest is calling out the times for what he calls more evidence of bias. fox news contributor pastor robert jeffress personally spoke to president trump about his church's plan to reopen. he joins us live this morning from the first baptist church in dallas. good morning, pastor, thanks for taking time. why do you think "the new york times" is biased against houses of worship? >> well, you look at this
article, they're blaming the recent surge in coronavirus cases to churches reopening, and their evidence? they're able to trace 650 cases to churches in 40 different states. out of 3 million cases, 650? it's statistically insignificant. and my question is is, where's "the new york times" article showing the effects of protests or opening hair salons or beach-going to coronavirus i mean, just last week you had thousands of people in california packed on beaches like sardines, many of them without masks, and yet governor newsom out there is worried about 50 church members in a church singing songs to god. griff: but, pastor, every case matters. and certainly every coronavirus death matters. but stepping back just a little bit, the trajectory of what
seems to be treating houses of worship differently than perhaps other events since this all began, do you see a connection? >> i do see a connection. and, look, i'm not talking about opening churches irresponsibly. you know, the president in may, late may asked churches to be open saying we needed more prayer, not less prayer in america. and immediately after he made that statement, he called me and asked what we were doing at first dallas. and i told him of the very careful steps we were taking in reopening. he said that's exactly a what you ought to be doing. he's not calling for irresponsible opening, but we're doing it in a safe way, and i think other churches can be responsible and safe as well. griff: is so, pastor, in the short amount of time we have left, what today in dallas, you have rising cases, spike in cases in texas, what are you simply doing today during the service? >> well, we are practicing social distancing.
we've only opened up about 25% of our capacity. and we are strongly encouraging masks. you know, the bible says we shouldn't merely look out for our own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. expect majority of our people are wearing masks to show our care and concern not only for our other members, but also for the members of our community here in dallas. griff: all right. pastor robert jeffress, have a safe sunday. thanks for taking time. >> good to talk to you, thanks. griff: all right. still ahead, a plan to add an american flag to a black lives matter mural gets shot down in one city. the man behind the patriotic proposal joins us live to react next. [♪]
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♪ ♪ pete: we are back with some quick headlines. overnight, espn reportedly suspends their top nba reporter after he sent a prophone e-mail -- pro feign e-mail -- profane e-mail writing out f-u, responding to josh hawley's create similar of the cozy i relationship with the chinese. the reporter has since apologized. and lebron james says he will not have a social justice message on his jersey when the season resumes in orlando. he says he doesn't think he needs something on his back for people townes his mission. the nba approved a list of phrases including i can't breathe and respect us. my theory is because they wouldn't translate into mandarin. james, a known lover of the communist chinese. over to you. griff: be interesting to see what happens.
meanwhile, a vermont city council rejecting plan to add an american flag and the phrase liberty and justice for all to a black lives matter mural in front of the statehouse. jed cred let's bring in the man behind the proposal, gubernatorial candidate john clark. john, welcome to the show. tell us a little bit of the background in this double standard between the american flag painting and the protocol that says is being required for that and the black lives matter painting that was approved, it seems, rather quickly. >> in fact, yes, thank you. the blm proposal was approved virtually overnight, and we had a political rally e on the forty of july, so we -- fourth of july, so we wanted to try to call, invoke the united states constitution as a middle ground for all of us. so we applied, and they promptly and almost as quickly rejected ours. so we reapplied and asked them to give us an opportunity to have the display at some other
point. and then they bottomly and unanimously rejected that -- promptly and unanimously rejected that. pete: you were talking about a patriotic mural that said liberty and justice for all. it was meant to be a uniter. yet what's the rationale? what have they said as to why? >> well, i'm an attorney, and what they did for us as a favor to show all of america what their true colors are because what they did is they were public officials who engaged in a form of contortionism to avoid the application of the first amendment. they tried to invoke something call government speech and said even though blm applied for this permit, we, the government, have embraced their message. and they likened it to a piece of artwork. meanwhile, they condemned my effort as being a political stunt which, of course, blm is as much of a political statement, and then used
extraneous evidence from my writings to dismiss it. it was a blatant violation of our first amendment freedoms. griff: but, john, the city council, correct me if i'm wrong here, but they cited a 45-daytime frame they would need to do the painting there and, therefore, could not do so. but yet you're saying this is driven entirely by politics. >> well, it's obvious, and it is. first of all, they 2008ed that for b -- waived that for blm, they could for us. second of all, we specifically said that we were happy to do it whenever. we would do it in two months. we missedded the fourth of july, which was the original goal. it was originally an adjunct to that because we held it right in front of the black lives matter mural. so they could have grantedded it after the blm project was complete if they didn't want us next to them. they avoided even addressing that issue.
so that 45-danish shoe, that's not going to hold water for them. jedediah: very quickly, john, any next steps you're taking? >> yes. we will be proceeding in court, i'm sure. we owe it to americans just as if there were an alt-right message and didn't allow blm, it would be an equal violation. it's a public sphere, it's on federal land in front of our statehouse. it's absurd that they have defamed me and my co-candidate, i have a black woman running with me, and they didn't want to hear her voice. they only want to hear voices from black people that agree with them. this is an egregious violation of our rights. pete: john, you make a reasonedded point p. keep us posted. >> thank you. pete: one teachers union says the extra funding should come from defunding the police. mike huckabee sounds off on that next.
♪ ♪ pete: it is your shot of the morning, an ohio man's front lawn are turned into a giant banner supporting president trump. griff: he joins us live -- joined us live earlier in the show. listen. >> i think he's going through a lot of troubles and turmoils right now and a lot of people like myself out here supporting him. we've been silent, but i think it's about time that we, we voiced our support. griff: the veteran says he used
120 gallons of biodegradable paint. he says all of his neighbors love it. jedediah: and, apparently, president trump loved it too. he just tweeted in part thank you to j.r., a great air force veteran and trump supporter who did a beautiful job of turning his lawn into a giant trump sign. thanks also to your fantastic ohio neighbors. well, look at that. pete: look at that. there you go. can't get a better shout-out than that. well, let's bring in mike huckabee, fox news contributor, former governor of arkansas whose allegiance to the president isn't questioned because he has never paint pd his lawn blue with a gigantic sign. how do you do that, governor? >> well, pete, the problem is i'm a terrible artist, no one would be able to read my handwriting. i'll leave it to the ebbs permits, but congratulations to him, what a great job. pete: thanks for being here.
you've seen the defund the police movement going on. the president has been clear he believes schools should be reopening. well, a teachers' union in los angeles is demanding if we're going to reopen schools, you've got to do two things; defund the police and put in moratoriums, stop funding charter schools. they said police violence is the leading cause of death and trauma for black people and is a serious public health and moral issue. we must shift the astronomical amount of money devoted to policing to other needs such as housing and public health. governor, that's surprising, but so is -- it's actually not surprising they would want to close charter schools who are a challenge to their very existence. >> that's the only thing they talk about that has anything whatsoever to do with education, and they're wrong about that. charter schools have proven to be very effective. but they fundamentally make a factual error when they say police violence is the number one cause of blacks' death. that's just simply not true.
in fact, it's grossly untrue for them to make an allegation like that. but i've got a better idea than defunding the police. why don't we defund the teachers' unions that have ceased being about education and about kids, and it's all about left-wing politics. and i'm not talking about liberal politics, i'm talking about far-left, loony politics. good news is that the supreme court has ruled that a teacher does not have to belong to a teachers' union. so for all these years when they were coerced into being part of the union even though many people still had their blaines, didn't leave -- brains, didn't leave them on the bed stand when they went to work, a lot felt pressured and obligated to be a part of a union. they don't have to be. the freedom foundation and others have won with a case that says if you don't want your personal money that you earned to go to a union, you don't have to pay for it. so i hope this will cause a lot more teachers in california and in l.a. to say i don't want my
money to go to something as nutty as this. and they'll keep their money and use it on their family, take a vacation, send their kid to college but not most of them. and, you know, do something that they want to do with their money rather than fund this kind of nonsense. griff: governor, come labor day there are millions of parents including myself across the country who will be wondering whether or not schools are going to reopen. just generally speaking, where do you come down on that? what's arkansas going to do? >> i mean, it does become a parental decision. if you feel like your children are immune-compromised or there's some medical reason for them not to go, of course you don't want to put them in an environment where you feel they may be exposed. and i think schools have an obligation to take every step toward protecting the students and, frankly, protecting the teachers who are probably more vulnerable. but that aside, there are also some really harmful things happening with families because the cools are closed. there are -- schools are closed.
there are millions of kids who don't have proper nutrition for whom the school breakfast and lunch program is the only decent food they're getting. that's important. secondly, there are a lot of families who are not prepared and equipped to home school and to do distance learning. maybe it's lack of high-speed internet or internet at all where they are. and it may be that they simply are not educationally prepared to do the teaching themselves. so there are a whole lot of reasons that parents would want it. and another one, griff, a lot of parents if they're returning to work, how do they balance having to keep their children at home when they can't stay at home in so there's a lot of sociological issues here. and i think it's really wrong to say everybody goes, everybody doesn't go. we're in uncharted waters here, but ultimately i side with parents, let parents make this decision as to what's best for their families. griff: great point. jedediah: governor, we want to
take this opportunity to are remember a country icon, charlie daniels, with you. you spoke at a memorial service for him this past week. please, share what you spoke about and a little bit about your relationship with charlie daniels and what he can be repped for. >> -- remembered for. >> well, i loved charlie. he was a dear friend, and his wife, miss hazel, asked me to speak at a memorial on wednesday night which was a patriotic event to honor charlie for his love of america. so i spoke about charlie's america and what it meant. and he was the embodiment of the kind of america where men open the doors for ladies, it was the kind of america in which people respected authority and were grateful for the military. nobody loved our military like charlie. and he didn't just love it in a sentimental way with, he raised millions upon millions of or dollars to help veterans. he was the real deal. but he was a humble, gracious man. and at age 834, i had -- 83, i
had interviewed him just a few weeks ago for hi show on tbn, and one of the things that's always incredible about charlie, i don't care if he was 83 years old, he was out there like he was 15 and still trying to make it. nobody gave a show like charlie, 110%. and the charlie danielss band and all of the bigger family will forever be in mourning over the louse of this not just entertainment giant, but a larger than life, honest to god great american. jedediah: well, thank you so much for sharing that with us, governor. and as always, for being with us on the show today. we appreciate it so much. griff: thanks, governor. >> you bet. thanks a lot. jedediah: we're going to turn now to your headlines. a suspect whose death sparked citywide protests fired the first shot. hakim littleton pulled a pistol
from his pocket, narrowly missing before officers fired back. police chief james craig called it a miracle no officers were hurt. and officials looking into whether a four-alarm fire that nearly gutted a historic church in california was intentionally set. the massive fire caused extensive damage to the roof expect inside of the 249-year-old san gabriel mission church. the fire coming amid rising anger over california missions and other colonial monuments. the church was preparing to reopen this weekend after a four month closure over covid-19. and new jersey will soon stop calling its county leaders freeholders. the state is fast tracking a bill to change the title to commissioner by next year. governor phil murphy my says the term has a racist pass, pointing to when only white male landowners could hold public office. new jersey is the only state that calls county officials freeholders.
online shark trearks have found at least three great white sharks lurking at beaches in new york and new jersey. what? two others seen heading to the area. the sharks weigh as much as 1200 pounds, and those are your headlines. not a shark fan, griff, as you might imagine. griff: you know, in full disclosure, i saw one last week surfing in south carolina. they're with us. just respect them. and i know, rick reichmuth agrees. rick: 100%. i am so on your side on this one. by the way, do any of you follow the sharks? like, there'sly that you can follow -- there's mary, they've tagged them and you can follow wherever they go. it's really fascinating. jedediah: no, i only follow santa. rick: coney island is where you can find some of those great whites. just pointing out a little bit more orange popping up, that's
temperatures already in the 80s. 85 this morning in new orleans, 85 in tampa as well. so the heat is on. it's really going to be the story for a lot of this week. here's today's high temperatures, areas of texas wait throughout the desert southwest, incredibly hot. temps are going to get tiring, it's also humid, and we have the drought that is continuing to build here almost all of the west in drought. where you see this red, that's e the worst of it. and on sunday i like to show you how much precipitation you're going to be getting, take a look at this, almost none across parts of the west. really rough week ahead. a lot of ranchers, it's going to be a story we're going to be tracking. pete: rick, what's the name of your favorite shark that you track? rick: i said mary because that's my favorite one. president president where is she right now? rick: i haven't looked in a couple days. i'll tweet it out there. pete: we're going to need an update. [laughter] where in the world is mary.
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to fix this issue. pete? pete: thank you. all right. well, with anti-police sentiment on the rise, one west coast foundation is stepping up to protect those sworn to protect us. california's 435 foundation launching friends of california blue, a fundraising campaign to keep officers in the line of duty safe by raising money for body cameras and shields. joining me now is 435 foundation board member rachel martin. rachel, thank you so much for being on the show this morning. so body cameras, pop-up protective shields, very important. you would hope the department and law enforcement would provide it there in california. why not? or what are they facing? >> well, they're facing budget cuts. actually, before the riots but post-covid, they already had some budget cuts. and then, of course, with covid i think every state in the nation is facing budget cuts because of covid. and so on top of that, they're dealing with the riots, the damages to buildings and the loss of income that they're
going to have from all of the businesses that have gone out of business are not even doing business because of the riot and covid as well. so they're hit pretty hard. i mean, aside from that, the tate's been looking for funding for years for these body cams, and they haven't received funding that they need. and we were recently told by people at the top, the officers were told to go ahead and buy their own body cams just to protect themselves. but in reality, the body cam protects the civilians as well as the officers. it's a win/win situation. it'll help to build the public trust when these do have these body cams on, it will decrease assault elevation. and from the civilian side, it will redecleese officers's -- decrease officers escalating and having to use force. pete: we just saw the case that footage was later released that showed the person shot at law
enforcement first. without that body cam, you don't have that evidence. but you're saying the 435 foundation is trying to raise money to get body cams, it's the california highway patrol but law enforcement writ large because their leadership has effectively said you've got to buy it yourself? >> unfortunately, that is the case. and that's why the 435 foundation is here, to help raise funds for active duty officers that are in need of things like body cams or the shields that will help protect them from everything that ranges from being shot at from small to large caliber pistols and guns, larger guns, rifles. it'll protect them -- because right now during the riots they actually have people throwing batteries at them, they have full cans of sodas being thrown at their heads, their groin area which the protective measures they wear right now does not protect their head, groin or
legs. they have full bottles of urineing molotov cocktails. you name it, they're dealing with it. at the beginning of the riots, they were told just to be present and to stand down, not to make any arrests. and that is absolutely unacceptable that they're being told you need to be here to protect the citizens, but you can't protect yourself. pete: all. >> so the body cam will help protect them, the shields will help protect them in the situations where they're being told by our politicians that need to be replaced as far as i'm concerned because, first and foremost, if you don't have a safe city, how can your city -- pete: especially in california where political leaders have all out abandoned law enforcement. we're showing video of that pop-up shield while you were talking. if folks want to support this effort, support law enforcement directly, they can go to 435 foundation.org, 435 foundation.org. rachel,ing i know you're helping a lot of currently-serving
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♪ ♪ jedediah: as a a teenager, phillip was a star football player. a decade later, he made the catch of his life, saving a child from a burning building. >> throw the baby down! e. >> whoa. [inaudible conversations] >> jump, lady! jedediah: rachel long dropped her son into the marine veteran's arms, then went back inside for her daughter who ultimately was rescued by another bystander.
tragically, their mother did not survive. the heroes who saved those children, phillip and dartanian join me now. thank you both so much for joining us. looking at that video, i'll start with you, phillip, it's incredible. tell us what you saw and what inside you made you spring into action? >> thank you. i want to get -- i appreciate you giving me an opportunity to speak today. i'm just a determined person. i'm determined to save people. that's what i was taught in the marine corps, was just to help everybody out. i was taught brotherhood in the marine corps. it doesn't matter color, size, shape, any of that. it's about saving the person to your right or left at the end of the day. i heard screams, and i was just determined to help. it's just, it's just my instinct to help people. i was put on this earth to protect people. jedediah: when did you arrive on
the scene? i'm hearing that you kicked a door in? >> yes. so so thank you once again for having me. yeah, i pulled up to the scene. i'm a barber, my shop actually right in front of that complex. i seen there was a fire going on, and i just saw a bunch of people out there screaming. there was a lady saying there was kids in the house, and i just jumped out. i got up to that third floor as fast as i could. jedediah: wow. well, what both of you have done here is really incredible and inspiring to so many. phillip, to what do you attribute this? is in your military training? i look at this and say i don't know if i would have been able to do what either of these men, meaning both of you, were able to do so quickly. >> it was a combination of god, military training, just my instinct for my family and what my parents taught me. they always taught me to help people no matter what.
that's what i was there to do. thank god i was able to save the boy, but rachel was the real hero e in this. jedediah: and, dartanian, what is your message to people who may be seeing this and may face a similar circumstance and wondering if they would be able to step up to the plate in the same way that you did? >> honestly, i would just say take action, you know? instead of standing around and watching something happen, you know, being a bystander, you know, try to intervene, jump in. i was able to jump out that car and get up those stairs in a matter of seconds, kick that door open and get roxy e. and, you know, people can take action. you have to choose to take action, listen for that call. like i told people before, this was all god's doing. i was just there. jedediah: yeah. well, we want to thank you both for being here and for the incredible work you did. if you would like to support the
>> ♪ ♪ pete: hello, everybody, up here, up here. i swear. come on in. this is the first shot that we've done in studio s in i don't know, months. salute the camera what can i say griff, jed we miss you we want you back here very very soon. it's the fourth quarter of fox & friends here on a sunday morning , and jedediah and griff jenkins, i didn't even know that camera worked anymore but it
does but we're hoping to bring more shots like that more music to you as we ease our way into the summer welcome to you both jed good morning. jedediah: good morning, it was interesting. i was looking at it and i was like oh, there he is. there's pete on the couch. it was like old times again. [laughter] griff: it is, wow cool to see that's for sure. you know, you've left me down here in the swamp, pete and jed and i'll tell you, there's never a shortage of news coming out of here. maybe if i go back to new york it'll slow down some but in the meanwhile, we of course had a big friday news with president giving clemency to roger stone and one of the republican senators here from utah, accusing president trump of historic corruption after that and here is what senator mitt romney tweeted about the clemency saying unprecedented historic corruption in american president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of
lying to that very president. pete i've got a feeling you've got something to say about that. pete: well yeah, president mitt romney never commuted a single sentence that's why he's angry he couldn't actually beat barack obama, donald trump did what he couldn't do. he despises him and his supporters. he votes for the democrats, he voted for impeachment. he believes the mueller hopes more or less, so if you step back and understand what that little r next to romney's name means you know exactly why he's adding to the course of voices of the left who are never critical. i'd love to go back and roll the tape. were they critical of when mark rich was sentence was commuted by bill clinton when his brother was commuted when the flan terrorist was commuted by barack obama? there are the perogatives the president has in this case, he believes and right fully so, his campaign was targeted from roger stone to general flynn to
george papadopoulos, illegally surveilled and as a result he can bring justice to that situation and if you don't like it there as in election coming up on november 3 and you can vote for someone like joe biden who would have a whole different crop of people and frankly wants to give amnesty to all lawmakers of this country so you'd get a different form under a biden presidency. jedediah: you know it's always fascinating to me too with mitt romney to see like what issues he's compelled to say something about. pete: great point. jedediah: for some reason he was sitting there and he was looking around and saying i'm always curious what job he's actually trying to get because it always seems convenient what he chooses to or not to talk about, very clearly, can't stand president trump, had to weigh in on that, just to get it out of his system or to get a patton the back from whoever he's looking to get a pat on the back from. it's so obvious i've been a fan of romney since romney care so i don't hold back when it comes back but anyway we talked to matt whitaker throughout the
show earlier in the show, forming acting a.g., hundred he talked about how critics will always find something to hit president trump on in particular when it comes to this. take a look at what he had to say. >> the reaction is exactly what you'd expect the people that don't like president trump will criticize them as they always do and president trump in spite of that will do what he thinks is right so this president has used his constitutional powers sparingly. he's looked at cases where he feels that a fairness, a fundamental fairness has not been donald he tries to right those wrongs and so i would expect as this president continues to serve in this role that he will grant other pardon, commutations and other executive clemency as he sees fit, and do you know what? that's the way the constitution is written. griff: matt's right there will be more commutations and pardons but so far there have only been 10 commutations and now will be 11 under president trump but look at the visual. let me show you how it stacks up
when you look at the last administration. oh, look 1,715 and then president bush 11, clinton 61 and i know pete you've talked about the various pardons but really that shear number is something to take note of, more than 500 of those were for life sentences and so clearly this is an issue for a data point that's not being talked about very much pete: griff another contrast is former president obama commuteed sentences for edward snowden, and yet you have president trump who took actions in matt goldste in, looking at the case of biden, four contractors who put their lives on the line for our country and we'll see what happens there. he's looking at war fighters and ultimately the other administration, as they have, had a different point of view about and this is war fighters but the same attributes apply, so we'll see. and those numbers are incredible
i mean, one of those is not like the other, and certainly the president could have many more in-store we shall see which will set more democrat and mitt romney hair on fire. jedediah: [laughter] i've got to search for that mitt romney tweet by the way about obama's commutations and if you don't like them across-the-board fine, make that statement and case but you have selective outrage where obama's commutations are just fine and all of a sudden trump's aren't it's so ridiculous. that's what politics is oftentimes but people sitting at home watching this saying this is absurd to have this selective outrage, either you're outraged or you're not. another story we've been following very closely relates to the second amendment. now first let's remind you about mark mcclosky, he and his wife were on their property, confronted protesters and they were armed. they were holding guns on their property. they were worried there was violence erupting in the area. this is st. louis, the scene you're seeing right now and they face a lot of criticism for the
fact they were armed many said they needed to take a gun safety class, but regardless , they faced a lot of criticism because they were armed and pointing these guns at individuals that they felt were trespassing their house. now, mark was describing this conference station with protesters on hannity, take a listen. >> we've been told that the city police have been ordered to stand down. we've been told that there was going to be no official help. our neighborhood association put out a flier saying that the people broke in they were just going to let them. i think the estimate is three to 500 people came right towards us , we were preparing to have dinner on on on the porch and we were 70 feet from the gate. by the time we got our guns, by the time i got my gun, the crowd was maybe 30 or 40 feet from us pete: private property, st. louis, missouri allows for a cross el doctrine, stand your ground, you have a right to defend your life and your property. of course the reason this is
escalated is that the circuit attorney
in st. louis, kimberly gardner, who has her own very far left political ambitions, is taking them on potentially prosecuting them for what? we shall see , but they also confiscated the rifle that gentleman was holding which has gotten the eye of a lot of gop lawmakers. 12 republican lawmakers on capitol hill wrote a letter to attorney general barr on this topic saying this. said in this crucial time in history our nation needs the department of justice to exert strong leadership to ensure none of our constitutional protections are eroded by mob rule. charges against this couple will have a chilling effect on the entire nation sending the message that american citizens no longer have the right to protect themselves at their own homes. i think regular folks a lot of people look at this and say so you're letting people out of jail or not arresting people who are rioting and looting and burning down buildings in our cities but when a couple stands to defend their house, they're the ones that get charged?
griff: well and they don't --
jedediah: just to point out you have an overtake. griff i didn't mean to interrupt you but just think about this. you have an overtake of a lot of these cities by mobs. you have looting. you have the destruction of businesses. you have people's homes being broken into. you have violence erupting and mayors and governors doing absolutely nothing in many cases and couple that with a defund the police movement where you have police pre significants that are unable to get into certain areas we talked about seattle's autonomous zone. it's crazy what's going on and now you see people stepping up saying that this is my home, this is my property, this is my family, it's my job to defend them and people are outraged. what do you expect people to do in these times? i'm genuinely curious. griff: particularly when what they see nationwide in the streets and occurring we turn now to our headlines, beginning with a fox news alert. two texas police officers killed after being ambushed in the line of duty. 39-year-old ismael chavez and 45
-year-old e demiro garza jr. were responding to a domestic disturbance call as they approached the door they came under fire. >> the officers never had a chance. >> our officers did not draw their weapons. did not fire. never stood a chance. never had a chance to. they didn't suspect a reason. griff: the suspect, the 23-year-old aldon caramio ki lled himself in front of police and he was told to drop his gun but turned it on himself and he had a long history of arrest. in six states have set daily records for covid-19 cases as numbers surge nationwide. the entire u.s. reporting over 61,000 cases on saturday. louisiana's governor announcing a mass mandate starting tomorrow he's also ordering bars to be shut down, unless they offer drinks to go or by delivery. in florida, crowds are back at disney world. the animal kingdom and magic kingdom reopening with new guidelines.
meanwhile president trump paying a visit to wounded veterans at walter reed medical center and the president you see here wearing a mask in public for the first time. and a judge in seattle says a petition to recall the mayor can move forward to fire the mayor campaign claims mayor jenny durkan mishandled recent police brutality amid protesters it gives them a green light to start gathering 50,000 significants needed to call for a special election. and finally this morning we are remembering our friend tony snow on the 12th anniversary of his passing. snow was the first-ever host of fox news sunday starting from 1997-2003 and also worked for both bush administrations serving as a speechwriter for george h. bush and of course press secretary for george w. bush and his own successor was our own dana perino. snow died from colon cancer less than a year later on july 12,
2008 he was only 53 years old at the time and survived by his wife jill and three children,ken dall, robbie and christy and i'll tell you, we remember him and so many people are attached to him not because of the way he died which is in its own right courageous he's the guy that wrote cancer's unexpected blessings but more about how he lived his life. his love for his children were his most prized possession, there i am, giving him a hard time and we used to joke on the tony snow radio show which i produced for several years had the honor of doing it but his wife jill, this morning, thanks everybody for remembering him, his three kids now grown, two in california, one in south carolina, doing great. his son robbie was a spitting image of tony finished his first movie "nesting dolls" and i think he's probably gone broke doing it but he's out in la changing his dreams and that's
something tony would have been incredibly proud of as well as his other two daughters kendall and christy. we remember him on this day, he's the guy, guys, that set the standard for character, faith and family here in washington, and it could be used today for sure. i'm looking at this old footage by the way. i really looked young and dorky. pete: [laughter] griff: he be giving me a hard time about that. pete: he would. i've never heard anyone say a bad word about tony snow and griff you talk about him often. god bless him and his family. jedediah: yeah our thoughts go out to his family and griff you'll need to bring those pants back at some point on the show as a side note. griff: i still have them, jed i'm not sure i still fit in them though. i have to double check that before they make an appearance. pete: justice demands they come back. nationwide demands for reform pressuring cities to break ties with police but one south carolina police chief is finding a different way to overcome the divide and strengthen the relationship with the city. he joins us, next. whether it's bribes to roll over.
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griff: as police departments across the country look to make meaningful changes some are finding it challenging to boost diversity within their forces. out of the 716,000 police officers in the united states last year, only 12.6% were black , so how should departments bridge the gap? one south carolina police chief is leading by example here with more on his mission, is north charleston's police chief reggie burriss. thank you for taking time for our viewers so they understand you are the assistant police chief back six years ago and walter scott was shot, a ton when racial tensions between the police department there, which was some 75% white in the north charleston community. you learned from that and now today, you're taking a leadership role, explain. >> well i was born and raised here in the city of north
charleston. the city is everything that i know, and what i'm looking to do is really try to look at the community and see exactly how we can work better to serve the community, and basically, when you speak to the community members, the business stakeholders, one of the things that they say is that in our very diverse community they like to see the police department look more diverse so we went out , really really hard, going to areas where knowingly law enforcement was not really wanted or law enforcement don't really think that we'll be accepted, and we went into those areas, and really attracted a lot of applicants and found out a lot of folks want to get into law enforcement but you have to really be there and look them in the eye. you can't do it from a computer at the office. you can't do it on the television. you have to go to those folks and try to attract them and speak to them one on one and that's what we tried to do.
griff: chief burgss, how important is it while these departments across the nation try and find some reform. how important is it that officer s come from their specific communities where they serve? >> well that's the good statement. i was born and raised in north charleston so i know most everything about the city and it's very valuable to have somebody that grew up here that experienced a life here, attends the church here, schools and lived in the communities. that's very valuable, but as you know, we have a lot of folks that come from different parts of the nation so if they really really have a passion to actually serve and protect people then we want them to be a north charleston police officer. we would love to get that individual from here, but if you have an individual that has the passion and wants to make a difference in this community then we want that person as well griff: chief, very quickly in the time we've got left, this de
fund the police movement across the country, how much more difficult is it making your recruitment? >> well what we're doing in recruitment on our side of north charleston is we have actually gone out for many many years to all the technical colleges, to all the bigger universities and colleges and we go and we work hand in hand with the job placement departments there. we're actually going to the military areas, we're actually doing a whole lot of things and going to churches so what we're doing is constantly looking for people who want to come in and prove the quality of life for citizens, so it's an every day thing for us and if you look at it you have folks that come in all the time and put in an application, all the time because they want to be cops. griff: chief thanks for taking time today. we will be praying for you and your men and women on the force and hope that you can get that recruitment going and i hope that leaders are listening to
some of what you say because it's very important. thank you, chief. >> god bless you, thank you. griff: all right with less than four months to go until november 's presidential election the race to register new voters is heating up. in new numbers show the gop may have a leg up in key battleground states. trump 2020 senior advisor, mercedes schlapp next, to explain. it's pretty inspiring the way families
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tommy tuberville. sessions is trying to get his old seat back and president trump endorsed tuberville. wednesday is tax day, the irs extended the original deadline by three months due to the covid-19 pandemic. it will not be postponed again, but people can still request an extension to file by october 1. and also on wednesday, nascar's best will compete in the all-star race under the lights in bristol. drivers will also have under their cars lights and each is a different color depending if they drive a ford, chevy or toyota. over to you pete. pete: nascar is busy thank you, jed. covid-19 lockdowns reportedly have an impact on democrat voter registrations as data shows them shrinking in swing states over the past few months. mercedes schlapp is a senior advisor to president trump and she joins us now to discuss. good morning thanks for being here. break down these registration numbers oftentimes democrats are pounding the pavement trying to increase the voter roles for
themselves but it seems republicans have an advantage this time around. >> yeah, there's no question that we have an enthusiasm edge over joe biden, and this is due because of president trump tosses strong record and here at the campaign and the rnc we've been harnessing this enthusiasm and turning it into positive voter registration numbers. just alone republicans have been able to double the amount of voter registration than we have seen in the 2016 cycle and this includes states like florida, pennsylvania and north carolina. pete: absolutely where they're registered matters a great deal. i've got to ask you because the president made news we covered it yesterday on the program about immigration. he teased the fact he will be revealing soon a merit-based immigration executive order. now he talked about daca recipients but it remains unclear whether the executive order would prefer to daca or whether that be a separate bill that would consider a pathway to
citizenship. can you clarify where the president stands on that? >> well i don't want to get ahead of the president but let me tell you something the president from day one has talked about and has had results in making sure that we secure our border and build the wall, which has been a priority for this president and so in essence what the president has also been talking about is a merit-based immigration system meaning that you protect american workers, while at the same time, bringing in the brightest and the best into our country. when it comes to daca when i was at the white house, we worked on several immigration proposals trying to get democrats to come on board that would have included legalization for daca recipients, the democrats stone walled it and they never wanted to work with rep cans, why? because the democrats and joe biden believe in open borders. they believe in free healthcare for illegal immigrants and obviously, that's not going to work so the president has been
transparent in the process in ensuring that we first and foremost secure our border, work on a merit-based immigration system because we know our current immigration system is broken, and then provide support for the daca recipients, but the democrats unfortunately, said no. pete: real quick any sense on when the president will clarify when that announcement will come >> you know, i don't have a timeframe on that exactly, so we'll see. pete: okay. >> i think at the end of the day we know exactly where the president stands. we trust the president on border security. pete: that's why people are willing to entertain it of course he's trying to build a wall and address the systemic questions in our country. exit question, real quick the trump campaign and rnc are considering shifting to all outdoor rallies, is that the case and also the convention where does that stand right now? >> well in terms of the convention the vice president was down in jacksonville with a host committee, obviously we are working with state and local officials to ensure the safety
and the health of those who will be attending the convention, that is a priority, so we're taking all of the precautionary measures necessary, so we'll see as we get closer to the convention where this falls. at the end of the day, this is going to be a big celebration to renominate our great president donald trump and i'm telling you , i think a lot of americans will be tuning into this great great event where we will be highlighting the president's strong record of promises made, promises kept and comparing that to joe biden's weak leadership. pete: it will be a show. mercedes thank you very much for your time we appreciate it. >> thank you so much. pete: thank you. still ahead, a fox news alert officers under attack the city of mcallen, texas mourning the loss of two police officers ambushed and killed in the line of duty. fox news contributor and former nypd officer dan bongino reacts, right after this.
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jedediah: the suspect, 23-year-old killed himself in front of police. he was told to drop his gun, but turned it on himself, and he had a long history of arrests. we're now going to bring in dan bongino, fox news contributor former nypd officer, former secret service agent, dan, we opened our show every hour with this horrific news coming out of texas with the death of these two police officers. your reaction? >> yeah, now you have two families with a hole that can never be filled. nothing never going to come back , every breath of oxygen those cops will ever take is gone, every moment they would have is gone, every first communion, every thanksgiving, everything, finished. church on sunday has an empty pe w, over. now do you see why as a former police officer when i come on this show and i'm always grateful for the opportunity to speak out on their behalf i get so emotional over this issue , because listen, everybody gets it, everyone i
know when policing all my friends still there, yes we have issues with policing. there are certainly bad people in any profession i get that but the overwhelming majority of the people involved in this profession are not there for the money, they're certainly not there for the fame and they're certainly all of the notariety they get is from the horrible politicians who use them. they do it because they are there to serve and they believe they are doing something good. there's no easier way to say it and they have a really difficult job, jed. imagine, i know what you do. i don't do it every weekend but i've guest hosted. imagine walking into work every single day, with absolutely no idea if you're going to go home at the end of the day. just process that for a minute? now pete of course given what you've done with your career and your term in the military, the only comparable profession is the military where you don't know if you're coming back. you kiss your kids goodbye, you go on a deployment and you don't even know if you'll see them again. cops do that every day. my gosh can we just give them
the benefit of the doubt for once and we have to keep talking about these dreadful stories all the time? it's just terrible. pete: dan you're exactly right and the particulars in this case , there was a domestic disturbance, so neighbors called it in, someone who heard something going on inside called it in, and when you think about defunding the police, or cutting the number of police on the street, who responds? i mean, you hear all of this talk of social workers, this type of call you don't send an armed officer with this type of call, you do. how in the world do you thread that needle? >> i'm really glad you asked that question that specific way because it's important pete. maybe this l make more sense to people. the two most dangerous situations in my experience a police officer will be involved in are traffic stops you have no idea what you're walking into, someone is in a contained bubble and you can't see anything and domestic violence situations. anyone whose a police officer could tell you i'm probably right on that. the only time i was ever assaulted physically by a suspect was on a domestic
violence situation in east new york, brooklyn, thank god my partner was there. the guy leveled me with an ironing board. i didn't even see it coming. this guy was committed to doing what he was going to do to his wife and we weren't going to get in the way no matter what. those situations are so unbelievably violent and volatile every single time and you want to send a social worker have you thought any of this through? do you have any idea how many battered wives and spouses out there who have to suffer abuse at the hand of people literally beating them to the inch of their lives, they need a police officer to show up. they don't need a psychologist, they don't need dr. phil. they need a police officer who can go there and stop the dreadful activity that's happening. these situations, pete, are grotesque when you see them and you see the kids could youerring and the it's just, it's awful. you don't need a social worker there. griff: well again i've been pointing out too in mcallen in the border on the rgv, you can
listen at night the cartel violence, gun fights playing out across-the-boarder officers protecting keeping that from coming into mcallen, and now these two officers are gone. thank you for your service, as a law enforcement officer and our thoughts and prayers go down there. thanks, dan. pete: thank you, dan. >> thanks guys. griff: turning to your headlines , police search near a resort where madeline mcann went missing 14 years ago. it's not clear why they're looking into the investigation and the disappearance was renewed last month after german authorities announced they were investigating a convicted german child sex offender. a florida homeowner shoots and kills two of the three armed men who tried to break into his home. the homeowner was playing video games alone, when he heard the intruders in his home. >> it's a sad reality of the world we live in today but we're fortunate enough that you have the right to protect yourself in your home. griff: the two men shot dead had
violence in their history. and the university of southern california is removing its john wayne exhibit. students demanding it come down over the racist comments made in an interview nearly 50 years ago and wayne attended the school on a football scholarship in the 1920s, the school releasing a statement in part saying, " conversations about specific racism in our cultural institutions along with the recent global by the black lives matter movement require that we consider the role our school can play as a changemake" and folks living along the east coast are going to want to take this advice. you're going to need a bigger boat. griff: online shark trackers found at least three great white sharks in the beaches of new york and new jersey, last hour when we told you this story, rick gave us his reaction. rick: do any of you follow the
sharks? like there's you can follow them pete: what's the name of your favorite shark that you track? rick: well mary is my favorite one that i track. pete: where is she right now? rick: i haven't looked in a couple of days. i tweeted it out though. griff: unfortunately for rick mary's tracker stopped working in 2017 but while she isn't being tracked you can find her on social media and apparently she has good taste in journalist s because mary follows me on twitter and right now you can see that and that's your headlines right there. how about that? mary following me, rick. pete: too good mary follows griff, but rick, you've been awo l for three years on mary. rick: i have been. i can't believe it so there's a bunch of them out there. there's a bunch of them and do we have the map we can show where mary was by the way? before she went out? pete: i don't think we do. rick: okay mary has that on her
twitter page griff you can tweet out mary's twitter page since she follows you. griff: she was in that area. around that area. pete: nice to know you follow your favorites every three or four years. rick: oh, my god. all right fair enough fair enough. guys, let's talk some weather out there. so, fay not mary, that's what we dealt with yesterday across parts of new england for the most part that is gone and my ipad where i do my things just went quiet there you go. here you go. this is what was fay, all of that moisture is gone and another little disturbance behind it big storms moving across the ohio valley stretching into the tennessee valley waking you up and really big storms cutting across parts of oklahoma heading into parts across north texas and for the most part those things are pretty calm and these are temperatures i'm just going to take you through the week pick your city, watch what happens, not that bad way up across parts of the great lakes, in the
northern tier of the country staying a little bit better it's the southern tier where all of the problems are we'll have temperatures that are pushing 110 in some spots from around texas, definitely down across the dessert southwest but look at the 90s and humidity we've got all across parts of the deep south this doesn't change and looks like we get a reinforcing batch of that hot air at least that's what the we're looking at right now for next weekend and the following week so summer is here in a big way guys, back to you. pete: thank you, rick. jedediah: thank you, rick. rick: you bet. jedediah: joe biden unveiling his economic policies including getting rid of president trump's tax cuts, but will voters buy what he's selling? maria bartiromo sounds off, coming up, next. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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jedediah: coming up today on "sunday morning futures" donald trump jr. and peter navarro one topic we can surely expect the economy, and the upcoming election. griff: economic advisor robert wolf telling us earlier why he thinks voters will have no problem backing biden's policies including his promise to abolish president trump's tax cuts. >> the tax cuts haven't shown to actually better grow, right? i mean they were predicting 5% or 6% growth we're nowhere near it and also we've had the worst fiscal deficits imaginable. pete: tax cuts do not bring growth but will voters rosenstein elly go for that here to react "sunday morning futures" host, maria bartiromo. maria i've got to get your reaction but first we teased coming into this i've never heard it before i know i'm late to the party but joey ramone wrote a song called maria bartiromo! are you kidding me, maria? i know other people probably knew this i'm ashamed i didn't but that's one of the cook its
things i've ever heard, maria bartiromo song. maria: that's why i always tell my husband, i'm really cool, you know? he says you have the worst taste in music no, no, i'm really cool , joey ramone wrote a song about me but actually pete i'll tell you what happened when joey ramone because he started calling me a lot and texting me about nasdac stocks and aol and intel and most people don't realize joey ramone was a great investor and he invited me to watch him perform my song, live, and i was so like taken aback, i didn't realize that he was so sick as he was so i said to him look, i'd love to come down and watch you sing my song, but i have to be on the air tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. and i can't be in the village at midnight, and he said oh, okay, maria don't worry i'll come on your show and sing the song on the floor of the new york stock exchange, just send a camera crew down. i sent a camera crew down, i was so shocked and floored when the crew came back with the tape
of him and the ramones singing maria bartiromo in a crowded bar in manhattan and unfortunately, we set a date he was going to come to the exchange and sing the song and he got sicker and sicker and didn't tell me how sick he was and then he died. so i have massive regrets and i should have stayed up all night and i always tell people, younger people in this industry, you take that chance. when you get a chance you take that chance. i should have stayed up all night, gone and watched the show , watched joey sing my song, and then gone on the air at 6:00. so anyway -- pete: we love you. maria: i love that song. griff: that is an amazing story and now i feel stupid that pete 's playing the ramones for you and i'm tossing a robert wolf on it just quickly but let me ask you the point was important, because robert wolf is saying that voters are going to go for basically rolling back all of the tax cuts. is that really what you think would happen? >> we're going to see a major
sell-off in the market and we're going to see an economy take a major step backwards if we see taxes go up and regulation come on strong. these are some of the major points of joe biden's plan. the other part of his plan is the total take off of donald trump's plan and that is buy america. peter navarro has been on this show talking about how the u.s. agencies like the va, the nih, the dod should be buying american products and that's one of the things that joe biden is talking about for his plan that he announced last week, but as you correctly point to, the real market moving issue in his economic plan is the raising of taxes and the re regulating two items that really donald trump did in 2017 that put the economy on a major growth trajectory so we will see markets start reacting and if they believe he will actually beat donald trump i think it's still a major question because there's a massive silent majority whose
voting for trump. jedediah: well maria, thanks so much for joining us can't wait to watch your show and for the record we knew you were cool already but even cooler after that story today thanks for checking in with us. maria: thank you, thank you so much. griff: absolutely. maria: have a good way. jedediah: up next kicking off his cross-country on "fox & friends" last week and he's already made it to the highest suspension bridge in the country he's joining us live, coming up, next. >> ♪ ♪ lls migraine medicine it's called ubrelvy the migraine medicine for anytime, anywhere a migraine attacks without worrying if it's too late or where you happen to be. one dose of ubrelvy can quickly stop migraine pain and debilitating symptoms in their tracks within two hours. unlike older medications, ubrelvy is the first pill of its kind to directly block cgrp protein believed to play a role in migraine attacks. do not take with strong cyp3a4 inhibitors.
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located in canyon city, colorado chip, welcome to the show it looks like you're having altogether too much fun over there. >> we are in fact my families having a blast. we are here at the royal gorge bridge but over the last few days we have gone white water rafting, ziplining, gone to cave of the winds where we rode really scary rides, me and my wife looked up pike's peak regional adventures and put together a whole itinerary to keep busy it has been a blast but i wanted to share a couple items that we brought along that have proven to be super helpful and families are traveling and gear is essential but you've got the right gear you definitely have a great time so the first thing i want to talk about is the right apparel. this is actually a jacket called a neurona. it's lightweight but also rain proof, so i can take this up a mountain yesterday we rode from the peak of pike's peak at 14,000 fetal the way down it was 40 degrees up there and 90
degrees down here, and this one jacket was comfortable and it breathed the entire time. now next up we have added something to our arsenal. this is called we boost. this is a cellular signal boost er. the cool thing is it's made to install in your vehicle or your rv and it amplifies your existing cell signal so whether you're driving in the middle of nowhere or just riding where you have a lot of people using devices like the kids in the car , the we boost is going to help you out. this one is actually called a vehicle signal booster called drive reach and it's under $500 and it installs in like 30 minutes super easy and goes from one bar to three bars anytime, any place. next up we actually have the rum ple blanket and this is like that super high-quality sleeping bag feel but it goes into a nice little compact thing that makes the kids have a comfortable place anywhere you're going and we also have the hydropack. this thing is really cool it
holds 10-liters but also has a weatherproof pocket that can hold your sunglasses in here which is really really nice, just an awesome compact backpack that is really high-quality. last thing you've got to have great footwear. i got the entire family some foot gear. the cool trend in footwear is these hiking wear that actually feels exactly like a tennis shoe they're ultra flexible but these things are waterproof and the grip is amazing and i've twisted my ankle so many times these are going to keep me from doing that. we have all this up at wadeworks creative.com. we'll catch backup with you at glacier national park in a couple weeks. griff: all right don't forget the stuffed animals i saw your kids playing with and not high-tech gear but important gear to remember. thanks very much. pete: chip, thank you. thank you. griff: more "fox & friends" moments away.
jedediah: have a great sunday, everyone. i'll see you here tomorrow i'll be in for our good friend ainsley, so i'll be up bright and early 6:00 a.m. griff: i'll be tuning in and then this afternoon tune in on fox sports 1, 2:30, go to church everybody. pete: have a great sunday. maria: good sunday morning, everyone. thanks so much for joining us i'm maria bartiromo. joining us straight ahead right here on "sunday morning futures" , a crime at the epidemic sweeping the united states and calls to defund the police, the murder rate spikes in california, new or lien, los angeles, with shootings in chicago jumping 75% in june alone coming up rudy giuliani with a message for new york city mayor deblasio shooting there up 130% and the violence unfolding against the back drop of the 2020 election now just 113 days away what's president trump 's plan to get us out of this